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Unformatted text preview: 1. Guiding federal agencies in the administration of the law a. The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act 2. Guiding Construction of the Law in the Courts a. Presidential Legislative History (1) USCCAN and WestLaw III. Signing statements and Bush Administration policy 1 A. The typical scenario Two stages 1. a. b. Neustadtian “veto bargaining” The signing statement 2. Illustration: Iran-Contra and the Obey Amendment B. Other areas of application 1. The 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act and environmental policy 2. Funding for the Superconductor Super Collider and affirmative action Model of Signing Statement Game in Presidency of George Bush the Elder. Democratic Republican Congress * President Liberal 1 3 4 2 Conservative Stage 2 (Bill Passed/Signing Statement) Stage 1 (“Neustadtian” Veto Bargaining) 1 = Congress introduces bill 2 = President reacts (vetoes or threatens veto) 3 = Congress compromises 4 = President signs/issues signing statement...
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- Spring '10
- Law, President of the United States, United States Congress, presidential signing statement