President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a review of George W. Bush's guidelines for implementing legislation passed by Congress. In a memo to senior government officials, Obama said they must check with Attorney General Eric Holder before relying on any of Bush's signing statements for guidance. Bush often issued a statement when signing a bill into law. Critics say the statements at times showed government officials how to circumvent the law if Bush disagreed with it on constitutional grounds.
Obama Orders Review of Bush's Signing Statements
The Associated Press
March 10, 2009