Samuel Alito on Homeland Security
Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. George W. Bush 2005)
ALITO: I donít see any connection between the concept of a unitary executive and the weight that should be given to signing statements in interpreting statutes. If a statute is not unconstitutional, then the statute is binding on the president and everyone else.
LEAHY: But does the president have unlimited power just to declare a statute--especially if it is a statute he had signed into law--unconstitutional, and that heís not going to follow it?
ALITO: It is emphatically the duty of the courts to say what is constitutional.
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