Clinton to Congress: Obama Would ‘Ignore’ War Resolutions – By Daniel Foster – The Corner – National Review Online

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who asked Clinton about the War Powers Act during a classified briefing, said Clinton and the administration are sidestepping the measure’s provisions giving Congress the ability to put a 60-day time limit on any military action.

via Clinton to Congress: Obama Would ‘Ignore’ War Resolutions – By Daniel Foster – The Corner – National Review Online.

So where DO we draw the line at Presidential power?

2 thoughts on “Clinton to Congress: Obama Would ‘Ignore’ War Resolutions – By Daniel Foster – The Corner – National Review Online”

  1. The War Powers Act has never faced an actual challenge in the SCOTUS. Neither previous Administrations nor Congress have been too keen to push it, for fear of losing power. And in point of order, SCOTUS probably isn’t too keen on getting in that dogfight either. So the Constitutionality of it is questionable at best, problematic at worst. Sounds like Hillary is willing to put it to the test.

  2. @MikeD, I’m not a great fan of the “War Powers Act”. In my view, it fits in the “Charlie Foxtrot” classification of legislation. Just a few questions-

    1. Does SCOTUS actually have jurisdiction?

    2. Who has standing before SCOTUS to raise such a case?

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