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Obama reins in signing statements

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President Obama, shown before signing an executive order on stem cell research, rebuked his predecessor with two actions yesterday. President Obama, shown before signing an executive order on stem cell research, rebuked his predecessor with two actions yesterday. (Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)
Globe Staff / March 10, 2009

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Rebuking his predecessor for the second time yesterday, President Obama declared that he will not use signing statements to disregard parts of laws because he disagrees on policy grounds, but only when he strongly believes provisions are unconstitutional. (Full article: 624 words)

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