Sign your life away: The problem with presidential signing statements

Reason
by Damon W. Root

10/29/08

The U.S. Constitution, of course, already provides the president with a crucial check on the legislative branch: It’s called the veto. Nowhere in our founding documents, however, does the president receive the authority to pick and choose which laws he’s going to obey. Thankfully, George W. Bush won’t be president much longer. But the executive powers he helped forge will still be around. Is there any reason to think his successor will be much better? Not really...

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