The ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick talks to Professor Jared Goldstein and Professor Peter Margulies about the dynamics between the President and Congress on Syria.

Upcoming Events

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

17th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
31
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
12
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Second Floor Atrium
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
13
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Various Locations
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
14
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Locations
RWU Law Alumni @ Newport Polo
AUG
22
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport International Polo Grounds, Portsmouth, RI

Trending@RWULaw

06/24/2015
By Diana Hassel
Plans are well underway for the RWU School of Law’s expanded presence in downtown Providence.    The four-story building at One Empire Street will be devoted almost exclusively to...


Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

Archives

Newsroom

Goldstein & Margulies on Syria Strikes

The ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick talks to Professor Jared Goldstein and Professor Peter Margulies about the dynamics between the President and Congress on Syria.

From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Will Obama listen to voice of nation, Congress? " by Edward Fitzpatrick

What happens if Congress says “no”?

That question is front and center as President Obama prepares to deliver a prime-time address on Tuesday night, aiming to convince a skeptical public and a skeptical Congress that it makes sense to bomb Syria over the use of chemical weapons. [...]

Professor Jared GoldsteinThe U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war but it also gives the president power as commander in chief, and the question of whether congressional authority is needed for the limited military action contemplated in Syria falls into a “gray area,” said Roger Williams University School of Law Prof. Jared A. Goldstein, who teaches constitutional law. [...]

Professor Peter Margulies“Obama does not have NATO or the United Nations, so in that regard we are in uncharted waters,” said Roger Williams University law Prof. Peter S. Margulies, who teaches national security law. [...]

For full story, click here.