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Posts Tagged ‘AUMF’

More Questions on Scope of the AUMF

The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has served as the legal foundation for many of the United States’ counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda for at least a decade. Similarly, the AUMF provides some legal basis under which the U.S. may carry out targeted strikes.  But the scope of the United States’ authority to […]

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Wittes’s Analysis on McCain and McKeon Legislation

Last week, Senator McCain introduced this bill on detention procedures. According to Benjamin Wittes on Lawfare Blog, McCain's bill is basically  a "Senate version of the bill that House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon introduced the previous day." Wittes covered the provisions of that bill here, and compares the McCain legislation in a post here.   To sum up the majority […]

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Intervening in Libya – Domestic Law Authority

Jack Goldsmith posted the following blog post on Lawfare blog this morning, Monday March 7, 2011. His post, entitled "Intervening in Libya – Domestic Law Authority," considers the domestic legal authority of the President should he decide to intervene in Libya. Goldsmith asks, "(1) Will he seek formal congressional authorization?, and (2) if not, does he […]

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Detention, the AUMF, and the Bush Administration — Correcting the Record

In a piece published by the blog Lawfare entitled "Detention, the AUMF, and the Bush Administration," Jack Goldsmith argues that the Obama Administration and the Bush Administration may be more similar than they are different in their legal rationale for detention. Goldsmith outlines three things that the Obama administration has done to separate its legal […]

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