The President's responsibility to explain the legal basis for military actions such as the Syria missile strikes, and the process used to formulate that legal basis, is dangerously undefined.
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With six hours to spare before the 48-hour deadline in section 4 of the War Powers Resolution, the White House has sent the President's report to Congress on Thursday evening's missile attacks on Syria.
The text is here:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Is the Administration publicly acknowledging that the law has its limits and that other factors outweighed the constraints of international law in this instance?
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Trump's airstrikes in Syria represent unilateral presidential war initiation, and the Founders would have unanimously held that the action was unconstitutional.
The origins and implications of the legal basis for the Syria strike.
What legal authority for the use of force will President Trump assert for the missile attack against Syrian forces under domestic and international law?
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