War powers lawsuit

[JURIST] FindLaw has posted a copy of the complaint [PDF text] and the memorandum in support of a motion for a preliminary injunction [PDF text] in the war powers lawsuit filed Thursday against President Bush and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld by a coalition of US soldiers, parents of US soldiers and Congressmen challenging, under Article I, § 8 of the United States Constitution, the authority of the President and the Secretary of Defense to wage war against Iraq absent a clear declaration of war by the United States Congress. One of the plaintiffs' attorneys in the suit is Professor Margaret Burnham [faculty profile] of Northeastern University School of Law [official website].

 

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