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"Smith v. Obama": A Servicemember's Legal Challenge to the Campaign Against the Islamic State

Description: This report discuses the case of "Smith v. Obama" where a military officer sued President Obama for overstepping his bounds as President by waging war on the Islamic State without a Congressional declaration of war. The case was dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction by the court.
Date: December 12, 2016
Creator: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Declaration of Governors for Conservation of Natural Resources

Description: "The Declaration of Governors contained in this bulletin was adopted by the conference of governors of the States and Territories called by the President to consider the conservation of our natural resources, and which met at the White house May 13, 14, and 15, 1908.... Papers which discussed the present state of our various natural resources were read by experts and specialists in each respective line, and these were followed by an open discussion among the governors of the points brought out. The conference then appointed a committee to draft a declaration, consisting of the following: Governor Newton C. Blanchard, of Louisisna; governor John Franklin Fort, of New Jersey; Governor J. O. Davidson, of Wisconsin; Governor John C. Cutler, of Utah, and governor Martin F. Ansel, of South Carolina. This committee prepared and submitted the declaration which follows, and it was unanimously adopted by the conference of governors as embodying their conclusion on the question of conservation." -- p. 5. The bulletin contains both the declaration and short introduction to it.
Date: 1908
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The National Commitments Resolution of 1969: Background and Issues

Description: This report discusses the National Commitments Act of 1969 which defined what a national commitment was and that they could only be undertaken with legislative consent not just a Presidential order. It was passed by the Senate in 1969. The legislative history of the bill is outlined in this report.
Date: May 11, 1970
Creator: Collier, Ellen C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department