The Constitutionality of Presidential Signing Statements

Faith Joseph Jackson, “The Constitutionality of Presidential Signing Statements: A Note on H.R. 5993 – The Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2008,” 35 Journal of Legislation 1 (2009).


This legislative note will examine H.R. 5993, the Presidential Signing Statement Act of 2008, by addressing the history of presidential signing statements, the use of presidential signing statements by recent administrations, and what gave rise to the American Bar Association Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and Separation of Powers Doctrine.   This paper will also discuss the contents of H.R. 5993, the likelihood of it passing muster through Congress and the executive branch, and if so, its impact on current administration and its immediate successor.”

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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