"Although Bush set up the legal argument for autopen bill signing, he never used the device to enact legislation. Obama was the first to do so, signing an extension of the PATRIOT Act via autopen while in Europe. (Kind of fitting that a robot re-signed into law an act that represents the tenuous nature of technology, privacy, and the role of government.) Some lawmakers objected to the move, but no serious legal challenge to auto-signing bills has ever surfaced."
When a Robot Signs a Bill: A Brief History of the Autopen - NationalJournal.com

"Although Bush set up the legal argument for autopen bill signing, he never used the device to enact legislation. Obama was the first to do so, signing an extension of the PATRIOT Act via autopen while in Europe. (Kind of fitting that a robot re-signed into law an act that represents the tenuous nature of technology, privacy, and the role of government.) Some lawmakers objected to the move, but no serious legal challenge to auto-signing bills has ever surfaced."

When a Robot Signs a Bill: A Brief History of the Autopen - NationalJournal.com

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    They don’t even have to be there to sign it.
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    Okay…Maybe that’s a yet very new method of contract fraud: Simply say a robot signed it for you, and somebody hacked it!
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    Why am I not surprised? Is he having this robot sign the orders to send its metal kin out on drone-strike missions, too?...
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