Why the Trump administration’s ongoing war against terrorist groups is not justified under the authorizations for the use of military force.
Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, and the author of eighteen books that have had a broad influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. His major works include "Social Justice in the Liberal State" and his multivolume constitutional history, "We the People."
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A first-hand account of D.C. Circuit arguments in Smith v. Trump—concerning the applicability of the 2001 and 2002 AUMF to justify military action against the Islamic State—provided by Bruce Ackerman, counsel for Nathan Smith
Captain Smith's brief.
Captain Smith’s brief opposing the Government’s Motion to Dismiss.
The government has just filed its brief responding to Captain Smith’s challenge to the president’s unilateral war against ISIS.