June 21, 2011

MY MATH'S NOT SO HOT...:

Legal Acrobatics, Illegal War (BRUCE ACKERMAN, 6/21/11, NY Times)

Last Sunday was the 90th day of bombing in Libya, but Mr. Obama — armed with dubious legal opinions — is refusing to stop America’s military engagement there. His White House counsel, Robert F. Bauer, has declared that, despite the War Powers Act, the president can continue the Libya campaign indefinitely without legislative support. This conclusion lacks a solid legal foundation. And by adopting it, the White House has shattered the traditional legal process the executive branch has developed to sustain the rule of law over the past 75 years.

...but my calculations suggest the Republic is close to 222 years old, making something 75 years old an innovation, not a tradition.


Posted by at June 21, 2011 2:21 PM
  

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