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.”
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.