September 20, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 resulted from a constitutional battle between the legislative and executive branches in how the United States should commit to military conflicts. Congress traditionally held the power of declaring war, but it has not declared war since December 1941, when the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The US military was in strategic command of the international effort in Libya at first, with the launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19, 2011. Operation Odyssey Dawn officially ended on March 31, with the US handing over control of the effort to NATO. According to opponents of US involvement ...[read more]
October 21, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by group of 10 congressmen alleging that US President Barack Obama violated Article I Section 8 and the 1973 War Powers Resolution by authorizing increased military strikes in Libya without ...[read more]
June 21, 2011
by Zach Zagger
US President Barack Obama overrode the legal interpretations of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel in maintaining the administration's position that US forces operating in Libya did not violate the 1973 War Powers Resolution, the New York Times ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Julia Zebley
US President Barack Obama released a report to Congress late on Wednesday, justifying the continued air strikes on Libya despite presumptive violation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution. The report, "United States Activities in Libya," was released in response to recent criticisms of American ...[read more]
May 29, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that the War Powers Resolution does not limit the president's options in Libya due to his constitutional authority and international obligations... President Obama has decided that the US will continue to participate ...[read more]
July 8, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A US group co-chaired by former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher released a report Tuesday calling for a new law requiring the president to consult with Congress before going to war. Called the National War Powers Commission, the group said the 1973 War Powers Resolution ...[read more]
May 7, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that Capitol Hill proposals to repeal the 2003 Joint Resolution Authorizing Use of Force Against Iraq could be a prelude to a long-awaited confrontation between the legislative and executive branches over the ...[read more]
August 18, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
The Nigerian Senate has passed a resolution calling for the executive to abolish a pact made with the United States that said neither country will turn over suspected war criminals to the Hague's International Criminal Court (ICC), which Washington opposes. The two countries signed the ...[read more]
March 22, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
President Bush Friday submitted a notification to Congress on the Iraq war under the terms of the War Powers Resolution (1973), which says: SEC. 4. (a) In the absence of a declaration of war, in any case in which United States Armed Forces are introduced--(1) into hostilities or into situations ...[read more]

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