GOOD
Articles

Law Abiding

When signing a law, the President Bush often attaches a "signing statement" which states, basically, that the President refuses to obey part or all of the law that he has just signed. It must be awesome to be the president. Other Presidents have also used signing statements, but George W. has used them..




When signing a law, the President Bush often attaches a "signing statement" which states, basically, that the President refuses to obey part or all of the law that he has just signed. It must be awesome to be the president. Other Presidents have also used signing statements, but George W. has used them with an unprecedented frequency. Yesterday, the American Bar Association said they were "unconstitutional." And today, Republican Senator Arlen Specter announced legislation that would allow Congress to sue the President for using this sneaky way around the law. Lesson: try to never make powerful senators feel unloved and useless.

Trending Stories