WASHINGTON — Despite a broadcast report that it was about to strike down a key provision of the Gramm-Rudman law requiring a balanced budget by 1991, the Supreme Court issued no ruling today on the constitutionality of the deficit-reduction statute.
ABC News reported Sunday that the court would announce in a 7-2 ruling this morning that the legislation violates the constitutional separation-of-powers doctrine.
The court had announced previously it would hand down three decisions today. But it announced only two, neither involving the Gramm-Rudman balanced budget law.
Asked for comment after today's decisions were announced, ABC News Washington bureau chief George Watson said the network stood behind its report.