Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, speaks with Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union about the constitutional aspects of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terror suspects.
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Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a bombshell on American politics with the release of a 500-page report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s detainment and interrogation of terrorism suspects in the years after 9/11.
Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, “Show all mail to [supervisor] for copying prior to going out on the street.” Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.
Is President Barack Obama redefining the Constitution by limiting congressional input into military actions against the terror organization ISIL? Leading experts Ilya Somin and John Yoo join Jeffery Rosen to discuss a complex constitutional issue.