Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Constitutional Experts Testify at War Powers Hearing

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on war powers granted by the Constitution and whether or not a new Authorization for Use of Military Force is needed for current U.S. military engagements. Attorneys and legal experts from across the political spectrum, including Fox News Channel analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano, testified about Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution which grants Congress the power to declare war, and put forward several examples from history, including 2001's Authorization for Use of Military Force, in which Congress gradually forfeited its war powers to the Executive Branch. 

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Source: C-SPAN 

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