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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Untangling the Debate on Signing Statements

On the Georgetown Law Faculty Blog (7/31/2006) a
group of legal scholars and lawyers who have served
in the Office of Legal Counsel have written an extensive
and thought-provoking post about the debate
surrounding Presidential signing statements.

Specifically, the post questions certain
central conclusions of an ABA Report by a bipartisan
taskforce on presidential signing statements and the
separation of powers, suggesting that "the Report ...
may draw attention away from the truly serious problems
that the Bush signing statements [do] reflect."