Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congress v Obama Lawsuit RE: Libyan War

Professor Jonathan Turley, along with some co-counsel, will be representing several members of a bi-partisan group of U.S. House of Representatives members in a lawsuit.

Those members of congress are suing President Obama over the Libyan war.

They are urging the federal court to rule that the Libyan invasion violates the U.S. Constitution as well as other federal law.

Professor Turley's blog says:
Today, I have the honor of representing ten members of the United States House of Representatives in challenging the constitutional basis for the Libyan War — and the underlying claims made by President Obama. These members include Democrats and Republicans from across the political spectrum.

They share a belief that Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution expressly requires the authorization of Congress before a president can commit the nation to war.

The lawsuit will be heard in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
(Turley Blog). You can retrieve a PDF copy of that complaint by clicking here.

The case was dismissed by the court.

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