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Constitution Day 2011

The ACLU and the University of Denver Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program celebrate Constitution Day by presenting Presidential war powers expert and constitutional scholar Dr. Louis Fisher.

Dr. Fisher will discuss the Obama adminstration perpetuation of Bush-era "forever war" policies in the context of Libya. "Military Operations in Libya: No War? No Hostilities?" Legal opinions in the Obama administration concluded that the operations did not amount to "war" and that they did not even constitute "hostilities" within the meaning of the War Powers Resolution. Fisher will discuss those arguments and also the claim that the military actions were "authorized" by the U.N. Security Council and NATO allies.

This FREE event is open to the public and includes lunch. University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 165. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathryn at or call 303.777.5482, ext. 101.

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