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Unformatted text preview: • War-making power o Constitutional Provisions o Founder’s Intent o Practice Several times troops have been sent to action without congressional approval Though congress is responsible for declaring war, presidents usually start them first using direct military action Congress Reasserts its War Making Power • War Powers Resolution (1973) • Presidential noncompliance o Ford o Carter o Reagan o G H. Bush o Clinton • Judicial Non-intervention o Congress cannot control troops o Never have troops been taken away from the battlefield o Campbell v. Clinton, 2000 o Judicial Resolution – Chief Justice Rehnquist • Presidential Power o Head of State Powers – Has the president become too imperial? o The challenge of the war on Terrorism – what has been the impact on presidential power? Domestic InteligenceGathering and Security War with Iraq Military Commissions Act of 2006 & Habeas Corpus...
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- Fall '07
- President of the United States, limited powers, State Powers