Tag: Bruce Fein

  • Is Obama’s Constitution Strong Enough?

    The morning after the historical surprise in Iowa, people from all kinds of backgrounds were feeling good about themselves, welcoming the real possibility—whether or not they intend to vote for him—of a black American President. I felt that way, too. Even at the Daily News, not known as a liberal bastion, the lead editorial was […]

  • Bush’s Invisible Ink

    The Constitution is not what the President [alone] says it is. —American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine, July 24. When George W. Bush signs a bill from Congress into law, he adds a “signing statement”—more of them than any of his predecessors—that he will not enforce […]