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Professor Mike Ramsey Faces Off in Debate About Use of Force in Libya
SAN DIEGO (April 22, 2011)—University of San Diego School of Law Professor Michael Ramsey joined University of California, Berkeley School of Law Professor John Yoo to debate the constitutionality of America's military involvement in Libya. Yoo defended the constitutionality of President Obama's decision to carry out airstrikes, while Ramsey argued that intervening in Libya requires a Congressional declaration of war.
This is not the first time that Profs. Ramsey and Yoo have squared off. Brought together by the school's Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism back in 2007, the professors debated "Executive Authority in Times of War." The two are considered leading national scholars and experts on the subject of war power and constitutional law.
The professors' most recent debate, organized by Stanford Law School's Constitutional Law Center, was a spirited discussion centering on the true nature of the distribution of war powers between the president and Congress. Click here to read the full story.
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