The ABA and the Presidential Signing Statement Controversy

Engage Volume 7, Issue 2, October 2006

October 1, 2006

Ronald A. Cass, Peter L. Strauss

The big news from the American Bar Association’s annual meeting this year was its resolution condemning the misuse of presidential signing statements. This followed a much-ballyhooed report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force and statements from its chair,Neil Sonnett, tying the ABA action to criticism of the Bush Administration.

The ABA and the Presidential Signing Statements Controversy