Presidential Signing Statements

Members of the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine released a… read more

Members of the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine released a report on the constitutional and legal issues surrounding signing statements and executive interpretation of law. The report was critical of the Bush administration saying that it had lodged more challenges to provisions of laws than all previous presidents combined. The panel members described the development as a serious threat to the Constitution’s system of checks and balances, and they urged Congress to pass legislation permitting court review of such statements. Of particular concern were statements related to the treatment of prisoners and combatant detainees. They also responded to questions from the reporters. close

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  • Agrast, Mark Member American Bar Association->Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements
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  • Greco, Michael S. President American Bar Association
  • Saltzburg, Stephen A. Member American Bar Association->Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements
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Presidential Signing Statements

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Program ID:
193546-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 24, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 2006

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  • Jul 24, 2006 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jul 25, 2006 | 7:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2006 | 8:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2006 | 12:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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