Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?
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A movement organized by Egyptian young people on the Internet may resemble one organized more than 200 years ago by young Americans, with pamphlets and quill pens.
When a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain?
As Egypt struggled through a truly stunning transition of power this past week, discussion increasingly focused on the nation’s Constitution. Yet when a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain? The answer, we learned, is very, very little. The Constitution did not […]
“What they’re asking cannot be done,” one senior Egyptian official said, citing clauses in the Egyptian Constitution that bar the vice president from assuming power. Under the Constitution, the speaker of Parliament would succeed the president. “That’s my technical answer,” the official added. “My political answer is they should mind their own business.” The New […]