SPSU celebrates 7th annual Constitution Day
SPSU participates in the nationwide annual observance of Constitution Day, which commemorates the creation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of the country’s founding fathers on Sept. 17, 1787.
Dr. Thomas Nisley, an associate professor in the Social and International Studies Department, led this year’s program on Sept. 15 with a presentation entitled “The War Powers Revisited.”
Dr. Nisley talked about the presidency of Barack Obama and recent military involvement in Libya as he focused on what the U.S. Constitution says about war powers. Specifically, he examined the president’s ability to take the country to war and noted that Congress often has done little to challenge the president in such situations.