ABA Head Calls On Obama To End Signing Statements

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 7:57 PM EST) -- American Bar Association President William Robinson III urged President Barack Obama to discontinue the use of signing statements to circumvent objectionable parts of legislation, saying the practice runs afoul of the separation of powers, in a letter made available Tuesday.

Robinson's letter was dated Dec. 30, the day before Obama signed into law a $662 billion military spending bill for 2012. Obama issued a signing statement with the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, saying his administration would interpret and implement certain provisions he had reservations...
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