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Unformatted text preview: Module III: The Elements of Presidential Leadership Lecture 10 : Unilateral Policy Instruments (II): Presidential Signing Statements The Presidential Signing Statement The Presidential Signing Statement What is a presidential signing statement presidential signing statement? A formal presidential message, written for the occasion of signing a bill into law, in which the president offers some commentary on that new law The Presidential Signing Ceremony The Presidential Signing Ceremony The Presidential Signing Ceremony The Presidential Signing Ceremony The Presidential Signing Statement The Presidential Signing Statement What is a presidential signing statement presidential signing statement? A formal presidential message, written for the occasion of signing a bill into law, in which the president offers some commentary on that new law Conventional Uses of Signing Conventional Uses of Signing Statements Statements Traditional Uses of Signing Statements Traditional Uses of Signing Statements 1. To express approval of new law and identify its relationship to presidential objectives Presidential credit claiming Traditional Uses of Signing Statements Traditional Uses of Signing Statements 1. To express approval of new law and identify its relationship to presidential objectives Presidential credit claiming 2. To express disagreement with specific provisions of new law Note general disapproval and desire for Congress to enact future changes Traditional Uses of Signing Statements Traditional Uses of Signing Statements 1. To express approval of new law and identify its relationship to presidential objectives Presidential credit claiming 2. To express disagreement with specific provisions of new law Note general disapproval and desire for Congress to enact future changes 3. To express public concern that provisions of new law may be unconstitutional Recent Innovations in the Use of Recent Innovations in the Use of Presidential Signing Statements Presidential Signing Statements Beginning in the 1980s (under Ronald Reagan), signing statements used: 1. To offer the presidents authoritative understanding of the legislative intent behind a congressional act Recent Innovations in the Use of Recent Innovations in the Use of Presidential Signing Statements Presidential Signing Statements Beginning in the 1980s (under Ronald Reagan), signing statements used: 1. To offer the presidents authoritative understanding of the legislative intent behind a congressional act 2. To construe authoritatively the meaning of statutory provisions contained in a congressional act Recent Innovations in the Use of Recent Innovations in the Use of Presidential Signing Statements Presidential Signing Statements Beginning in the 1980s (under Ronald Reagan), signing statements used: 1. To offer the presidents authoritative understanding of the legislative intent behind a congressional act...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course POLITICAL 140B taught by Professor Jamesscott during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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