Advancing a Free Society

Kerry-McCain Resolution on Libya [Updated]

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Senators Kerry and McCain, and eight other prominent Senators, introduced a Resolution on Libya today.  The Resolution authorizes the President “to continue the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in Libya,” for one year.  It also states that Congress “does not support” ground forces.  And it requires the President to “consult frequently” with Congress, and in particular to provide a “full and updated explanation of the President’s legal and constitutional rationale for conducting military operations in Libya consistent with the War Powers Resolution.”

Continue reading Jack Goldsmith at Lawfare