Obama Signing Statement to Budget Bill Ignores Restriction on Advisers

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 9:04 am

The President signed the 2011 appropriations bill yesterday, and he attached a signing statement to it. There were two bones of contention. The first was the measure banning funds to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo. The President had already signed bills with this restriction, and his signing statement here mirrored the ones for those, expressing opposition [...]

Obama Does Not Assert Executive Authority to Override Gitmo Transfer Funding Ban

By: Saturday January 8, 2011 7:37 am

Marcy has already gotten to this, but since I wrote about it previously, I thought I’d wrap it up. The President signed the defense authorization bill in a Friday afternoon news dump, and it had been rumored that he would assert executive authority through a signing statement, a la George Bush, to disregard the portions [...]

Obama Administration Considers Signing Statement on Guantanamo Provisions in Defense Bill

By: Monday January 3, 2011 11:26 am

Dafna Linzer usually has the best early read on civil liberties issues, particularly with respect to Guantanamo, and today she has quite a scoop: the Obama Administration will publish a signing statement, designed to resist efforts to keep Gitmo open and stop the transfer of detainees to the mainland for Article III trials. At issue [...]

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