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Jules Lobel in the Washington Post on Whether Obama Needs Congressional Approval for Libyan Action

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June 20, 2011

Professor Jules Lobel told the Washington Post that President Obama needs Congressional approval under the War Powers Act for the U.S. military's involvement in the hostilities in Libya.  Professor Lobel asserted that the Administration's position -- that it needs no approval because it is only engaged in supporting NATO's actions -- is not correct.  “They are involved in a war, and the fact that they are in a support role, that I don’t think is dispositive in the War Powers Resolution debate,” he said.

 

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