In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia School of Law says President Obama clearly has the constitutional power to launch missile strikes at Syria without congressional approval. But in historical terms, consensus and policy issues are important considerations.
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Reports continue to indicate that President Obama will ask the United States military to launch a limited strike on Syria. But is such an action legal or constitutional within the War Powers Resolution approved by Congress in 1973?
Amanda Frost from American University’s Washington College of Law explains why Chief Justice John Roberts has set the stage for a constitutional conflict between Congress and the Supreme Court over judicial ethics.
Geoffrey Corn, a professor at South Texas College of Law and a former JAG Officer, takes us through the constitutional aspects of Major Nidal Hasan’s murder trial, and how the process of military justice works in a capital punishment case.
Richard A. Arenberg, in this commentary, says the filibuster plays a vital role in the Senate as a counterbalance to House of Representatives, and it’s the recent behavior of senators that needs to change for the better.