Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines, and the Justice Department’s threats to fine the Yahoo! web service.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says the Executive Branch’s powers could become more profound if Congress approves military actions based on uncertain intelligence information.
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In this commentary, Chris Edelson of the American University School of Public Affairs says President Obama must seek congressional approval for strikes against the Islamic State.