June 30, 2011

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN, EMINENT LAW PROFESSORS WOULD BE PROCLAIMING A “LAWLESS PRESIDENCY.” AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Bruce Ackerman: The Lawless Presidency. “The present confrontation over the War Powers Act requires Congress to rethink some tragic events of the past decade. It has been tempting to view the torture memos as an unfortunate accident—the result of legal ideologues finding themselves at key positions at a moment of crisis. But the debate over President Obama’s bombing campaign in Libya forces us to ask whether there is an emerging crisis of legality within the executive branch.”