Supreme Court Asked to Hear Iraq War Challenge
Published Nov 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM | Updated at 2:30 PM EDT on Nov 4, 2010
Lawyers from New Jersey's Constitutional Litigation Clinic are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the invasion of Iraq violated the Constitution.
The Constitutional Litigation Clinic -- one of six law clinics at Rutgers Law School-Newark -- is representing an Iraq war veteran, two mothers whose sons were deployed to Iraq and the anti-war group
New Jersey Peace Action. Their lawsuit, filed in 2008, was dismissed by both the U.S. District Court in Newark and the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on procedural grounds.
A petition was filed Thursday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
Lawyers claim President George W. Bush overstepped his constitutional authority by invading Iraq without formally declaring war.
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