Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Slip of the Pen - New York Times

Walter Dellinger cogently defends the use of presidential signing statements by the executive to enunciate the reasons for refusing to enforce provisions of enacted legislation that the president believes to be unconstitutional. Setting aside for the moment whether or not Dellinger is correct that President Bush espouses in some cases an interpretation of the constitution that is incorrect -- and I am inclined to disagree with Professor Dellinger while granting that reasonable legal minds may differ -- I think he is absolutely correct in his criticisms of the report issued by the ABA Task Force.

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