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Expanding Executive Power Via Signing Statements

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Expanding Executive Power Via Signing Statements

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Expanding Executive Power Via Signing Statements

Expanding Executive Power Via Signing Statements

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Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito has been questioned extensively about the extent and limits of presidential power. One way President Bush has asserted executive power has been through heavy use of presidential signing statements, which are issued when he signs a bill into law. Critics say the White House is trying to reinterpret laws to suit its own preferences.

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