Thursday, February 01, 2007

More on Congress and War

Following up on Mike's post about the possibility of a congressional undeclaration of war, I thought I would note that he and I were among the 23 law professors who signed this letter to House and Senate leaders. The letter expresses the view that "the Constitution vests in Congress . . . . authority [that] is more than ample for Congress to give legal effect to its will with respect to the troop increase" in Iraq. More generally, the letter contends that Congress has the constitutional authority to play an active role in determining the parameters of our involvement in military conflicts.