Saw this in the paper today and again on MeFi. The American Bar Association did an examination of the President’s signing statements. For those that don’t know/remember, a signing statement is when the President says This bill you just passed through both houses of Congress, well, fuck you I’m going to do whatever I want. I’m king. My daddy said so.
The ABA says Bush has challenged provisions of laws than all previous presidents put together. The group believes such a practice is a major threat to the Constitution’s system of checks and balances. It has urged Congress to introduce a legislation that would allow the court to review these “signing statements.”