Constitution Daily

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French lessons: from revolutionary Philadelphia to Libya with love

August 24, 2011 By Catherine Sigmond

With Gadhafi on the ropes, Philadelphia's French fetish is hard to miss.

The Fog of the War Powers Act: Why We Should Embrace the Constitution's Ambiguity

June 16, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

The Libya back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in a decades-long struggle between Congress and the president.

Constitution Check: Did Barack Obama have the constitutional authority to use force in Libya?

June 16, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 10 House members filed a lawsuit against the president challenging U.S. participation in the Libya military mission. At issue are the requirements of the War Powers Act of 1973.

Libya, war powers, and the power of persuasion

March 25, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?

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