Doe v. Bush plaintiffs' attorney discusses war powers on JURIST

[JURIST] Margaret Burnham [faculty profile] of Northeastern University School of Law [official website], co-author of the plaintiffs' brief in the Doe v. Bush [PDF] war powers suit now on expedited appeal to the First Circuit following its dismissal yesterday in US District Court, says that for the first time in litigation the US Government is expounding a radically expansive version of executive war powers - that the President can unilaterally launch a premeditated, preemptive all-out war, whenever, in his sole judgment, he deems it necessary to defend the country's national security interests. Read her op-ed column in JURIST's Forum series.

 

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