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President's stance on mail in question

January 10, 2007

Re "Bush's note on mail law might alter search rule," Jan. 5

In spite of the message for change delivered in the November elections, and contrary to his call for bipartisanship, President Bush has once again thumbed his nose at Congress, the Constitution and the American people.

The recent postal act passed by Congress provides specifically that "government agents are required to get warrants to open first-class letters." Bush's signing statement essentially says that the administration can ignore that "with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances."

My interpretation is that the president is ignoring the will of Congress; and, again, when he doesn't agree with the law, he chooses to ignore it with a signing statement. Congress would be better off if the president vetoed the bill and members could override the veto. What is the constitutionality of all this?

WARREN KOURT

Los Angeles

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