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Prof. Leon Friedman Blogs at The Huffington Post on Libya

Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law

On April 29, Leon Friedman authored an article in The Huffington Post titled, “Can the President Legally Continue to Use Military Force in Libya?” He discusses the War Powers Resolution and how it relates to President Obama’s authorization of firing missiles into Libya.

EXCERPT:

Will our involvement in the Libyan conflict become illegal after May 19, 2011? What is the significance of that date? Does the president have the right to order our ships and planes into military action without the approval of Congress? Doesn’t the Constitution give Congress and only Congress the authority to “declare War?”

Read the full article at huffingtonpost.com.

 

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