Professor Richard Weisberg was selected for the following institutional appointments for 2018-19: Chair, Executive Committee, Modern Language Association, Section on Literature and the Law and Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on Law and the Humanities
Obama Legacy: Handing Trump a Broad View of War Powers
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
December 5, 2016 Associated Press - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump.
In his final weeks in office, Obama has broadened the legal scope of the war on extremism, the White House confirmed Monday, as it acknowledged for the first that the administration now asserts it is legally justified to take on the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.