New York IQ2US Debate
The President has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. But did he have constitutional power to do so? The Constitution carefully divides the war powers of the United States between Congress and the President. Article II provides that “The President shall be Commander in Chief.” But Article I provides that “The Congress shall have Power … To Declare War.” In this case, Congress has not declared war; the President ordered the attacks unilaterally. Did he exceed his authority and violate the Constitution?
Join us in New York for our next Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate featuring Cato Institute’s Gene Healy, Cardozo law professor Deborah Pearlstein, Columbia law professor Philip Bobbitt, and Jake Sullivan of Yale Law School. John Donvan of ABC News moderates.