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Laurence H. Tribe

`Signing statements' are a phantom target

By Laurence H. Tribe
August 9, 2006

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THE FINAL REPORT of the American Bar Association Task Force opposing presidential ``signing statements" barks up a constitutionally barren tree. It's not the statements that are the true source of constitutional difficulty. On the contrary, signing statements, which a president can issue to indicate the way he intends to direct his administration to construe ambiguous statutes, are informative and constitutionally ... (Full article: 1567 words)

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