Did Obama Overstep In Libya? Noted Lawyer David Rivkin Has Answer

International law expert to host Federalist Society teleforum on Libyan debate

Former White House lawyer, David B. Rivkin, Jr. has written extensively about the powers granted to presidents by the U.S. Constitution.

Rivkin, the lawyer who successfully initiated the constitutional debate on the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”), has achieved renown as one of the nation’s “staunchest defenders of the Constitution.” His legal opinions stem not from a conservative ideology, but rather a deep-rooted belief in personal freedom and the Constitution itself.

Through op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and other major media outlets, Rivkin and his long-time associate Lee Casey spend considerable time on legal opinions.  Rivkin is also a frequent speaker at local Federalist Society Chapters throughout the U.S.

The Federalist Society’s teleforum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 1 p.m. and will feature Rivkin, who practices appellate law at Baker Hostetler LLP, and Professor Ilya Somin of George Mason University School of Law. They will discuss the question of whether President Obama has exceeded his authority in the controversial Libyan operation.

President Obama’s team recently issued a 32-page report stating that, under the 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR), congressional authorization was unnecessary for the current U.S. operations in Libya. Others who disagree have called for his impeachment. Rivkin, who has defended the president’s actions in Libya, recently won the prestigious 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his writing in The Washington Post.

To listen to the teleforum, interested parties can dial toll free 1-888-752-3232.

For more information, visit www.davidrivkin.com.

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