Senators contemplate constitutional amendment to limit president's wartime power

[JURIST] Some US senators are discussing a constitutional amendment which would place limits on the power of the president during times of war, according to a report [text] by TIME [media website] magazine Sunday. A source close to the negotiations told TIME that the amendment would give Congress the final power in evaluating presidential decisions that affect US citizens or domestic affairs. The government's controversial surveillance program [JURIST news archive] has raised concern with some Republicans who usually have been behind US President George Bush in limiting the power of the other branches of government since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks [JURIST news archive] on the US. UPI has more.

 

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