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The Search for Authorization: Three Eras of the President’s National Security Power

We have released a new paper, forthcoming as a chapter in the Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution, which takes on the tensions created by these features of American constitutionalism and presidential practice in the national security area.

International Law

The Obama Administration’s Views on the Legality of Intervention in Syria Without Congressional or U.N. Security Council Support

The Obama administration's lawyers concluded that intervention in Syria aganist Assad would be lawful under domestic and international law. But whether they were right may matter less than that Clinton is leading the presidential polls and that her former State Department lawyer has robust views about the president’s power of unilateral humanitarian intervention. 

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