On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of a shocking piece of paper that made America’s entry into World War I inevitable. And current research shows the Americans didn’t know everything German diplomats intended.
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With more than two dozen governors objecting to a federal government plan to accept Syrian refugees, a spotlight has been placed on how the Constitution deals with these matters.
In this commentary, American University’s Chris Edeldson says it would be a mistake to make decisions about ISIS based on fear, including the decision that any one President can or should take on this problem single-handedly.
Oona Hathaway of Yale Law School and Michael Paulsen of the University of St. Thomas School of Law debate whether foreign laws or international agreements have a role in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have expressed a commitment to raising the number of refugees that the U.S. receives, but the final total will be up to Congress.