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Another Fein Mess


In the Letters section of NRO’s home page, Bruce Fein, the architect of the ABA’s widely derided report on presidential signing statements, takes issue with my criticisms, and I reply at length.  As you will see, I do not find Fein’s comments impressive, except insofar as they “highlight once again the wondrous and hilarious fact that this improbable Svengali, whom Chief Justice Roberts some two decades ago euphemistically described as an ‘unalloyed jurisprudential iconoclas[t],’ somehow dazed the prominent academics and former judges on the task force into adopting his loopy analysis.”

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