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Bush Has No Authority to Wage War

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    Bush Has No Authority to Wage War GROUP TO FILE SUIT CHALLENGING BUSH S AUTHORITY TO DECLARE WAR Bipasha Ray, Associated Press, 2/13/03
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 19, 2003
      Bush Has No Authority to Wage War

      GROUP TO FILE SUIT CHALLENGING BUSH'S AUTHORITY TO DECLARE WAR
      Bipasha Ray, Associated Press, 2/13/03
      http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--anti-
      warlawsuit0212feb12,0,7711601.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

      BOSTON -- President Bush does not have the authority to launch a
      military invasion of Iraq without a congressional declaration of war,
      according to a lawsuit expected to be filed in federal court in
      Boston on Thursday.

      Six members of Congress, three U.S. servicemen and the parents of
      other U.S. military personnel said on Wednesday they would file the
      lawsuit that claims any U.S. invasion of Iraq without congressional
      authority would be unconstitutional.

      The plaintiffs, led by U.S. Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Dennis
      Kucinich, D-Ohio, claim that the congressional declaration on Iraq
      last October did not specifically declare war and unlawfully gave
      Bush the right to make that decision, attorney John Bonifaz said.

      The lawsuit will cite historical records, including the
      Constitutional Convention and the Federalist papers, that show
      framers of the constitution wanted to retain war-declaring powers
      within the Congress, Bonifaz saidÂ…

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