Dr. C. S. Kelley on Presidential Signing Statements

As reported in today's Miami e-Report, Dr. Christopher S. Kelley, Department of Political Science, has been quoted in CQ Politics for the company's recent article on the Congressional oversight of government appropriations.

Kelley, a scholar of presidential signing statements, is cited in the article comparing Congress' threats against appropriations during the Reagan era to the 11th Congress' recent, and near unanimous, negation of President Obama's signing statement attached to House Resolution 2346 (now Public Law 111-032).

Signing statements have gained greater public and journalistic notice due to their extensive use by the presidential administrations of William Jefferson Clinton and George Walker Bush. In 2006, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on "The Use of Presidential Signing Statements," which can be viewed from the GPO in both PDF and plain text formats.

For more insight in to Dr. Kelley's research on signing statements, readers can follow his writing at the Zone of Twilight and Media Watch blogs, or view his articles at the Social Science Research Network.

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