Specter introduces trio of bills to curb Bush admin policies

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) introduced three pieces of legislation that would stem expansions of executive power undertaken by the Bush administration.

The trio of bills would prevent courts from relying on so-called "signing statements" issued by presidents when signing legislation, would require court review of wiretaps, and make the government financially responsible for any actions taken by phone companies that wiretap without warrants.

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