WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.

The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize military force.

The lawmakers want a judge to issue an order suspending military operations without congressional approval. They said they were filing their lawsuit Wednesday against Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

The plaintiffs are Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan and Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and Republican Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble of North Carolina, Tim Johnson of Illinois, Dan Burton of Indiana, Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Ron Paul of Texas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (11)
  1. Kurt says:

    Wow! And some of those are seriously liberal. Obama, you better get your head out of the sand.

  2. sheriff says:

    We have & I repeat, we have no business in Libya……Three countries we are occupying & at war with currently, no wonder we are hated around the world.

    1. RileyfromtheBoondocks says:

      We had no business in Iraq either…

  3. LUCKY LOU says:

    where is cardin and mikulski watching trains today. just give me the money for the first 15 seconds of the war

  4. loretta says:

    someone please share why BEN CARDIN AND BARBARA MIKULKSI are maryland senators what a waste,,between the two of them they still can’t help maryland wave goodbye

  5. Joe says:

    do the two united states maryland senators doooooo anything right?

  6. little italy says:

    can we sue cardin and mikulski for stupity

    1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

      Great idea. We should sue the government for misrepresentation. There are laws against this, right? A politician promises a product, in this case a campaign promise, in return for a payment, in this case a vote. When you go to the store and buy a product that turns out not to be what you were led to believe it was, then you can return it for a refund or pursue other legal means of compensation. So with this, we should flood the courts lawsuits making the idiots in office responsable for their actions.

  7. POOR WHITE TRASH says:

    CARDIN IS CHECKING YOUR YARDS FOR FERTILIZER RUN OFF AND BABBS IS HOLDING THE CLIP BOARD LOL

  8. Skye says:

    On several occasions, the President has acted without prior express military authorization from Congress. In these cases, the President asserted the constitutional authority to commit troops without the necessity of Congressional approval, but in each case the President received Congressional authorization that satisfied the provisions of the War Powers Act of 1973.

    The War Powers Act requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war.

    Did anyone slap a lawsuit on previous presidents for committing troops before war was officially declared?

    Stop bickering about who has what power, pull your heads our of your rectums and look at the issues the every day person is facing instead. If these politicians spent half as much time trying to actually fix things as they do trying to prove someone else is dirty, then just think what could be accomplished.

  9. sam kinison says:

    Maybe Obama can get awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his war efforts…wait…deja vu

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