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.
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President Barack Obama has ordered United States military forces to make limited strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq. So how is this legal when Obama didn’t pursue similar actions in Syria last year?
It was 50 years ago today that a joint session of Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, an act that led to the Vietnam War’s escalation and the eventual passage of another act seeking to curb presidential powers.
The current controversy over President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. But has the President really issued more orders that his predecessors?