Ronald v. Dellums v. George Bush (D.D.C. 1990): Memorandum Amicus Curiae of Law Professors

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University - Law School

Abram Chayes

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lori Fisler Damrosch

Columbia Law School

John Hart Ely

Deceased

Erwin Griswold

Deceased

Gerald Gunther

Deceased

Louis Henkin

Deceased

Laurence H. Tribe

Harvard Law School

Harold Hongju Koh

Yale Law School

Philip B. Kurland

Deceased

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

This joint memorandum is submitted to the court hearing Dellums v. Bush. This amicus brief advocates that the President may not order American armed forces to make war without consultation with and approval by Congress. The brief also argues that the case is justiciable.

Keywords: president, Congress, War Power

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Ackerman, Bruce and Chayes, Abram and Damrosch, Lori Fisler and Ely, John Hart and Griswold, Erwin and Gunther, Gerald and Henkin, Louis and Tribe, Laurence H. and Koh, Harold Hongju and Kurland, Philip B., Ronald v. Dellums v. George Bush (D.D.C. 1990): Memorandum Amicus Curiae of Law Professors (1991). Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 27, p. 257, 1991; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-163. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932883

William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

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William & Mary Law School ( email )

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Bruce Arnold Ackerman

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
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United States

Abram Chayes

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Lori Fisler Damrosch

Columbia Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States
(212) 854-3740 (Phone)

John Hart Ely

Deceased

Erwin Griswold

Deceased

Gerald Gunther

Deceased

Louis Henkin

Deceased

N/A

Laurence H. Tribe

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 418
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harold Hongju Koh

Yale Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States
2034321660 (Phone)

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