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Friday, May 13, 2011

Peace groups filed legal challenge to Iraq war
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On May 13, 2008, a coalition of anti-war activists represented by the Constitutional Law Clinic at Rutgers University Law School-Newark filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for New Jersey seeking a declaratory judgment that the war in Iraq violates the US Constitution. The groups argue that under the Constitution only Congress has the authority to declare war. They also asked the court to declare the Iraq war illegal because action was initiated without Congressional approval.

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