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War Powers Resolution

Senate Skeptical of Obama War Powers Claim

The U.S. Senate grilled State Department legal advisor Harold Koh on Tuesday as he defended the Obama administration’s claim that the War Powers Resolution, passed in the wake of Vietnam in 1973 to prevent extended overseas military action without Congressional approval, does not apply to the Libya incursion. The Act says that within 60 or […]

June 28, 2011

NYT Editorial Board: War Powers Resolution Applies to Libya Operation

President Obama’s legal team has been making the case over the past few days that the War Powers Resolution of 1973, which prohibits military operations longer than 60 or 90 days on foreign soil without congressional approval, does not apply to the United States’ continued involvement in Libya because of the logistical, tangential nature of […]

June 17, 2011

Bipartisan Group of Congressmen Sue Obama Over Libya Incursion

The Obama administration’s intervention in Libya to aid rebels seeking to oust strongman Muammar Gaddafi has, since its inception, had critics on the anti-war Democratic left, but also on the right, where some GOP lawmakers are skeptical of what they say is a violation of the War Powers Resolution, the 1973 law intended in the […]

June 15, 2011