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The Breakdown: Is the US Military Action in Libya Unconstitutional? | The Nation

The Breakdown: Is the US Military Action in Libya Unconstitutional?

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Exactly one week ago, citing the UN Security Council mandate to impose a no-fly zone, President Obama announced the US shall pursue military operations in Libya. Remarkably, for a Congress usually quick to question the constitutionality of the President's every move, members on both sides of the aisle have only in the past few days begun to raise serious questions. In this week's edition of The Breakdown, DC Editor Christopher Hayes talks with constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman about the War Powers Resolution and the Obama administration's legal rationale for intervention in Libya.

Further Reading:
Bruce Ackerman's Foreign Policy op-ed on "Obama's Unconstitutional War"

More on the growing Congressional coalition against the war

Rep. Kucinich proposes an amendment to defund missions in Libya
 

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