Delegates at the American Bar Association's annual meeting approved on Tuesday a resolution condemning President Bush's practice of writing exceptions to legislation he signs as a way of diluting or changing laws rather than using an outright veto. Bush has written exceptions to some 800 bills, more than all previous presidents combined. The signing statements say the president reserves the right to revise, interpret or disregard measures on national security and constitutional grounds.
ABA Condemns President Bush's Use of Signing Statements
The Associated Press
August 9, 2006