(U.S. News & World Report) Last October, the Obama administration blew past the 60-day deadline for an armed conflict to be authorized by Congress or ended and continued bombing the Islamic State group. Many scholars say the air war has since then been illegal.
Now, a lawsuit seeking to prove the war is unlawful may be on its way.
The lawsuit, still a hypothetical, would be brought by an active-duty member of the U.S. military challenging an order related to the campaign against the jihadi group in Iraq and Syria.
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Such a lawsuit could conceivably break new legal ground and result in either an end to the U.S. military campaign or, perhaps more likely, prompt Congress to authorize it.