In Torres v. Texas Dep’t of Public Safety, the Court held that private suits against states are authorized under Congress’s war powers, carving out a new structural waiver exception to state sovereign immunity.
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In the event of an armed attack, the United States “reserves the right to determine for itself what military action, if any, is appropriate.”
A House bill proposes a new mechanism for judicial review of war powers. Here’s how it works.
Repealing the ‘Zombie’ Iraq AUMF(s): A Clear Win for Constitutional Hygiene but Unlikely to End Forever Wars
Current congressional action related to the possible repeal of outdated force authorizations against Iraq will do little to affect the executive branch’s use of military force behavior in the region.
On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on reclaiming congressional war powers.
On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., the House Rules Committee will hold a hearing on reforming the War Powers Resolution.
Join us for a discussion about the Biden administration's views on war powers issues.
Lawfare’s Bobby Chesney and Matt Waxman have launched “The National Security Law Lectures”: a free series of lectures on an array of national security law topics.
With little fanfare and less public notice, Congress and the executive branch have cooperated effectively over the past decade to build a legal architecture for military cyber operations.
Congress has told the Trump administration that it has to produce a public war powers report by March 1. And if that doesn’t happen, private citizens can now sue over it.