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Legal Group: Bush's "Signing Statements" Unconstitutional

By Admin on July 24, 2006 10:18 AM

The American Bar Association (ABA) accused President Bush of abusing his executive power under the Constitution by his use of "signing statements" -- the practice of approving a law while reserving the right to disregard certain parts of it at a later time. Officials in the U.S. Justice Department deemed the criticism unwarranted, declaring that the current President's use of signing statements is legitimate under the law, and is no different than practices employed by past presidents.

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