Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Catalogue of Passed-But-Unenforced Legislation

Today, the national ACS website posted an interesting 229-page .pdf file. It's an index of all the Presidential Signing Statements issued between 2001-2007.

Although not specifically permitted or prohibited by the Constitution, signing statements provide notice how a President intends to enforce a law. According to the file on the ACS website, President Bush has used signing statements to lodge 1,047 objections to legislation signed into law.

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