Report: Bush “Signing Statements” May Have Affected Implementation of Laws | Talking Points Memo

President Bush has claimed that his executive powers allow him to bypass more than 1,100 laws enacted since he took office — in what are called “signing statements.” But what has been unclear ever since The Boston Globe‘s landmark story on the statements (which won Charlie Savage a Pulitzer) is just what effect these obscure little statements, published in the federal register, have.

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