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CRS: Bush Asserting ‘Functioning and Determinitive Control,’ Leveraging ‘Power and Control Away From Congress’

In Civil Liberties, Culture of Corruption, Election 2006, Election 2008, Laws & Regulation, Misc., US Politics on September 28, 2006 at 8:54 pm

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“It seems evident that the Bush signing statements are an integral part of the Administration’s efforts to further its broad view of presidential prerogatives and to assert functional and determinative control over all elements of the executive decisionmaking process,” the CRS study said.

“It appears that recent administrations, as made apparent by the voluminous challenges lodged by President George W. Bush, have employed these instruments in an attempt to leverage power and control away from Congress by establishing these broad assertions of authority as a constitutional norm.”

… See “Presidential Signing Statements: Constitutional and Institutional Implications,” September 22, 2006.

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