Street Law Launches "The Response" Educational Package

Legal education leader Street Law has created a package that includes a DVD of the film and classroom materials for teaching about national security law.

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SIMMS:

The Constitution expressly puts the
power of these foreign policy
decisions into the hands of the
elected President.

Presidential Power

On September 18, 2001, Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (“AUMF”) authorizing the president to prosecute the "war on terror."

The Bush Administration held that the President, as Commander-in-Chief, could hold “detainees” until the “war on terror” was over, without reference to the Geneva Conventions.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL POWER

Quick General Reference on Presidential Power

Wikipedia article on "Powers of the President of the United States"

Presidential Power: Further Reading

The Imperial Presidency by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., is the essential post-Watergate survey of the waxing and waning of theories of presidential power in the United States since the nation's founding.

 

For Law Schools, Colleges, and High Schools:

Educational Support Materials for the "The Response" and a DVD of the film are available from the Street Law organization: online or by calling 301-589-1130 ext. 220.