President Obama Says No Need for Congressional Authorization for Libya

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drankin
Okay, I was apparently confused about that. I looked it up again and treaties can give the federal government authority to legislate in matters that would otherwise be the exclusive domain of the states according to the Constitution, but treaties cannot otherwise directly contradict the Constitution.
I'd argue that Congress can create legislation that contradicts the Constitution. But because of the way our system is setup, it can be contested and taken to SCOTUS to determine actual Constitutionality.
 
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