With Eric Holder’s decision to resign as Attorney General, the Obama administration faces the task of getting a new Justice Department chief approved in what could be a closely divided Senate.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at growing arguments about congressional approval for military actions in Syria and Iraq, and what the Founders intended for war-making and war-declaring powers.
In his first visit to the National Constitution Center, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke to an audience of high school students about our nation’s founding documents.
In the second part of his extensive commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia looks at issues of policy and international law in his analysis of executive power, the Constitution and intervention against the “Islamic State.”
President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.