Rutgers Law School Sues Bush Over Iraq War Citing Violation of Article 1, Section 8 of US Constitution
In a first of its kind of lawsuit the president George W Bush was accused of wagging an illegal war against Iraq and thus violating the Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution. The lawsuit is the end result of a year long study by the Retgers Law School and Nework Constitutional Litigation Group. The plaintiffs of the lawsuit are New Jersey Peace Action, New Jersey Chapter of Military Families Speak Out that they have sons currently or formerly deployed in Iraq.
The lawsuit states that according to the US Constitution, only the US congress has the right to declare war. The right to wage war was completely denied to the President, except in response of a sudden attack when the Congress was left with no time to react.
Also the 20 page complaint states that according to 19th century Supreme Court Ruling, only congress has the right or declare an all out war. Thus the President is accused of waging an all out preemptive war against a sovereign nation.