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Sen. Leahy Just Doesn’T Get It


Sen. Leahy just doesn’t get it when it comes to, among other things, the distinction between the “unitary executive” concept and the scope of presidential power, one example of the latter being whether the president can use his bill signing statements as a form of legislative history. Just now he sought to refute the existence of this distinction by entering into the record an article about how the president frequently cites the “unitary executive” principle when he signs legislation. This is like saying that apples involve the scope of presidential power because the president once mentioned apples in a signing statement. Sheesh.


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