Wednesday, June 15, 2011

10 congressmen sue Obama over strikes in Libya

10 congressmen sue Obama over strikes in Libya...A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the U.N. and the NATO to authorize military force. The lawmakers want a judge to issue an order suspending military operations without congressional approval. They said they were filing their lawsuit Wednesday against Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The plaintiffs are Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan and Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and Republican Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble of North Carolina, Tim Johnson and Dan Burton of Indiana, Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Ron Paul of Texas.

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