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.
President Barack Obama has made a case for how he can act against the terrorist group ISIL without congressional approval under the War Powers Resolution. But as of today, experts were still debating the President’s logic.
How long can President Obama take military action against ISIS forces without extended approval from Congress? We may know that answer to that question soon.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at how the federal courts could be drawn into a controversy over the president’s power to detain terror suspects once U.S. combat soldiers leave Afghanistan.