State Department legal adviser: Obama acting lawfully in Libya

[JURIST] US State Department (DOS) [official website] legal adviser Harold Koh [academic profile] on Tuesday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) [official website] that President Barack Obama is acting within the law [testimony materials] with respect to US military operations in Libya [JURIST backgrounder]. Koh testified that Obama’s conduct is consistent with the Constitution, the 1973 War Powers Resolution [50 USC § 1541 et seq.] and international law. Specifically, Koh provided four factors suggesting the current situation in Libya…

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