Stephanie Hessler

Posted June 15, 2012

A look at President Obama’s first term shows his repeated disregard for the Constitution that he has sworn to preserve, protect, and defend. Since taking office, Obama has betrayed contempt for our constitutional system of separation of powers.

Posted June 25, 2011

President Obama has distorted the plain meaning of a war powers statute to reach the conclusion that he does not need Congressional authorization for the military operation in Libya. Regardless of one's views on the Libyan mission, this legal tactic undermines the rule of law.

Posted June 25, 2011

President Obama has distorted the plain meaning of a war powers statute to reach the conclusion that he does not need Congressional authorization for the military operation in Libya. Regardless of one's views on the Libyan mission, this legal tactic undermines the rule of law.

Posted February 02, 2010

While al Qaeda strives to increase its ability to attack the United States, the Obama administration is voluntarily relinquishing the tools Congress provided to fight terrorists. After September 11th, Congress granted the president special national security powers, including the right to detain and interrogate terrorists and to try them in military commissions. This marked a major policy change, with a switch in focus from punishing terrorist attacks to preventing them.