Thursday, March 1, 2007

Women and War Powers

Our colleague Mary L. Dudziak at Legal History Blog has kindly alerted us to the establishment at the University of Virginia of a National War Powers Commission, charged with examining how the U.S. Constitution allocates the duty to decide matters of war and peace among the branches of government. Among the blue-chippers who'll serve on the panel are our colleague Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and former president of the American Society of International Law, and former U.S. Trade Representative Carla A. Hills. Historical advisor will be Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose No Ordinary Time is 1 of 2 recent biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt that we much admire. (The 2d is Mary Ann Glendon's A World Made New.)

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