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View Diary: ScAlito's Mistaken View of the President's Lawmaking Ability (96 comments)

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  •  Clinton Administration (none)
    The Clinton Administration (& its successors) continued the practice of issuing presidential signing statements. Not a big deal at all, and of course many observers over the years have been concerned about too much weight going to so-called legislative history manufactured at sparsely attended hearings or in speeches to empty chambers. It's not surprising that Presidents of both parties sought a counterweight.

    That Alito favored presidential signing statements doesn't make him responsible for the content of those signing statements, particularly those issued a decade after he joined the 3rd Circuit. This is much ado about nothing.

    •  You are either a fool or a knave (none)
      It's not the signing statements doofus, it is Alito's views on Presidential lawmaking power.

      I could take your BS better if you just admitted what is obvious - you are a Republican.

      The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

      by Armando on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 10:28:47 AM PST

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