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Feb 20, 2007 11:30 pm

Signing Statements

Stanley Fish, the ambidextrous, they should call him. He writes about everything with élan.

Recently he tackled signing statements.

It's a good piece.

He comes down hard on the theory advanced first by Meese and Alito and more recently by Bush that because the president plays a role in legislation his views about legislation should be made part of the record and be held in regard by courts trying to establish the intent of the authors of the legislation.

Click here (NYT subscribers only).

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