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Specter Preps Bill to Sue Bush Over Signing Statements

Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the Senate Judiciary chairman, will introduce a bill that will allow Congress to sue Bush in federal court with the aim of having Bush’s signing statements (“interpretations” used to skirt a law’s provisions) declared unconstitutional. (h/t: Huff Po)
Way to go, Arlen.

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Breaking: Bush to Submit to Eavesdropping Oversight?

From CNN: Sen. Arlen Specter revealed a bill that would require a court to review the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s controversial intelligence-gathering program, saying the deal was negotiated with the Bush administration’s cooperation, and that Bush would sign the bill if it doesn’t change dramatically.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


Greenwald Nails Specter on Amnesty Law Lie

Sen. Arlen Specter went on TV to vehemently deny a Washington Post report that he had proposed legislation which included blanket amnesty for everyone involved with Bush’s warrantless spying. But lawyer Glenn Greenwald has apparently proved that the Post was right in its report—and the Specter had lied about it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Shouting Match Over Gay Marriage Amendment

After a Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., strode out of the room, and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., bid him “good riddance.”

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


Specter Will Hold Hearing on Bush’s ‘Signing Statements’

The Republican senator announced the move in the wake of news that Bush used “signing statements” to assert his supposed right to circumvent more than 750 laws passed over the last five years.
Legal scholars say the breadth of Bush’s use of “signing statements” is unprecedented.

Posted on May 4, 2006 READ MORE


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