Bush's Presidential Signing Statements Have Been Used to Nullify Laws

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Bush Administration Used "Signing Statements" to Flout New Laws

The Bush administration sometimes fails to follow all provisions of laws after President Bush attaches "signing statements" meant to interpret or restrict the legislation, Congressional examiners say. Lawmakers who asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study said it was further proof that the Bush White House oversteps constitutional bounds in ignoring the will of Congress.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/061907O.shtml



Lawmakers to Investigate Bush on Laws and Intent

Lawmakers say they plan to dig deeper into the Bush administration's use of bill-signing statements as ways to circumvent Congressional intent. In a limited examination of the administration's practice of reserving the authority to interpret legislation, the Government Accountability Office determined that in six out of 19 cases it studied, the administration did not follow the law as written after President Bush expressed reservations about some legislative directives. By using signing statements, the president has reserved the right not to enforce any laws he thinks violate the Constitution or national security, or that impair foreign relations.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007L.shtml



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