[JURIST] US Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) [official website] on Friday announced [press release] legislation requiring an immediate halt to military action in Libya until Congress authorizes its resumption. The Restoring Essential Constitutional Constraints for Libyan Action Involving the Military (RECLAIM) Act [text, PDF] cites Article 1, Section 8 [Cornell LII backgrounder] of the Constitution while declaring that President Barack Obama must obtain authorization before any further military action is conducted. Amash explained the legislation:Without approval from Congress, and absent an…

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