A bipartisan group of lawmakers are suing President Obama in federal court for engaging the U.S. military in the conflict in Libya without congressional approval.
Reps. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Walter Jones, R-N.C., filed the lawsuit on Tuesday after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, separately sent Obama a letter demanding that he end U.S. involvement in Libya by Sunday or risk violating federal law.
“The executive branch’s circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad, in violation of the Constitution," Kucinich said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies."