Government Printing Office Involvement in Executive Branch Printing: Letter Opinion for the General Counsel, Government Printing Office [July 23, 1996] [open pdf - 17KB]
"This letter responds to your request for reconsideration of the opinion issued by this office on May 31, 1996 regarding Government Printing Office ('GPO') involvement in executive branch printing. […] In that opinion, we concluded that, to the extent 44 U.S.C. § 501 & note require all executive branch printing and duplicating to be procured by or through the GPO, the statute violates constitutional principles of separation of powers. We further found that the provision in subsection (2) of 44 U.S.C. § 501 note authorizing the Public Printer to certify exceptions to the general rule of printing by or through the GPO is unconstitutional. In preparing the memorandum, we gave the issues our complete consideration. We continue to adhere to the analysis and conclusions set forth in that memorandum."
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