<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: American Bar Association: Bush is violating the Constitution

Monday, July 24, 2006

American Bar Association: Bush is violating the Constitution

Yeah, they're a little slow in catching up to the rest of us, but better late than never. An American Bar Association task force says President Bush is violating the Constitution when he writes exceptions to laws he has just signed.

The ABA group, which includes former FBI director William Sessions and former federal appeals court judge Patricia Wald, says the president has overstepped his authority by attaching challenges to hundreds of new laws. The attachments, known as bill-signing statements, say Bush reserves a right to revise, interpret, or disregard measures on national security and constitutional grounds.

"This report raises serious concerns crucial to the survival of our democracy," said the ABA's president, Michael Greco. "If left unchecked, the president's practice does grave harm to the separation of powers doctrine, and the system of checks and balances that have sustained our democracy for more than two centuries."

Serious concerns. Grave harm. Sounds like business as usual for Bush!



Blogger exigent said...

But the question is...is anything gonna be done about it, or are just gonna allow him to continue doing as he pleases?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Exigent: That is the question, isn't it? We're still holding out for a Democratic-controlled Congress (after the midterm elections) and impeachment.

3:06 PM  

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