Argument: The UN veto fosters a system of checks and balances
- Bardo Fassbender. UN Security Council Reform and the Right of Veto: A Constitutional Perspecitve. 1997 - "The Veto as Part of a System of Checks and Balances In an explicit way, Professor Reisman has referred to the veto as part of a system of constitutional checks and balances in the United Nations
- [Michael Reisman. Constitutional Crisis. American Journal of International Law. 83-84] 'The most apparent constitutional limitation [in the United Nation's framework] is the veto...[A]lthough the Charter does not incorporate a constitutional theory of checks and balances between separate branches, the reciprocal operation of the veto during the Cold War...created a system that was its functional equivalent.'
- It seems that this view is influenced by the presidential veto as designed by the framers of the United States constitution - a device to allow an independent, disinterested executive to inhibit the passage of poorly considered legislation by partisans of popular movements in the Congress."