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OLC: Yes, Our Libya Intervention Counts as “Hostilities”

June 18, 2011

In a stunning revelation, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) deemed that our military intervention into what is ostensibly a civil war in Libya falls under the jurisdiction of the War Powers Act.  However, in a rare move, the OLC’s findings were apparently overruled by the Obama Administration, which went lawyer shopping in [...]

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