There seems to be some confusion about the War Powers Act, both in Congress and across the country. As Pres. Obama contemplates military action in Syria, there are serious voices being raised in regards to what he can or cannot do without the approval of Congress. In an Aug. 30 article on National Review.com, Jim Geraghty makes the case that the law is definitely on the books, whether lawmakers like it or not.
One good source of information on the subject might be Vice-President Biden who was also formerly the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to The Atlantic.com, he had some very serious thoughts on the subject in the past as a senator and in lectures on separation of church and state. He made a passionate argument that what President Obama is doing now is an impeachable offence!
While Pres. Obama has not yet made a decision about a military response in Syria, there are some serious Constitutional issues involved. Just ask Vice-President Joe Biden.