10 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014
Date Written: 1991
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: 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