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Senator John F. Kerry to discuss “The Rule of Law in World Affairs,” November 2, 2012

Senator John F. Kerry

The Honorable John F. Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts, will present a talk entitled “The Rule of Law in World Affairs.” Senator Kerry will discuss promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition, Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions, and the role of treaties (New START and Law of the Sea) in keeping Americans safe and America secure. The lecture will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium on the University of Texas at Austin campus. A reception will be held after the lecture, at 3:00 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, under the auspices of the Law School’s James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law in World Affairs.

No rsvp or tickets required. Seating is general admission on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please contact Teri Raeke at or 512-232-1221.

PLEASE NOTE: Senator Kerry’s talk was originally scheuduled for Friday, September 7, 2012.

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One Response to “Senator John F. Kerry to discuss “The Rule of Law in World Affairs,” November 2, 2012”

  1. ianmko Says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Art. I, Sec. VII, Cl. XII of the U.S. Constitution places the sole power to declare war in the enumerated powers of Congress, rather than the Executive. The 1977 War Powers Act requires the Executive to get authorization from Congress within 60 days, and ending military engagement within 90 days if authorization is not granted. By these laws, the Libya regime change operation was unconstitutional and illegal, yet you argued that these standards did not apply in this case, for “humanitarian” reasons. The Sherman amendment (H.AMDT. 1128), which simply reaffirmed that funds to prosecute actions in Libya shall not be used in violation of the War Powers Act, effectively ended this war when it passed, because now there was no money to conduct it, since spending that money would have been in violation of the law.

    Senator Kerry, your notion of “the rule of law in world affairs” is in direct contradiction to our Constitution and legal system. Aren’t you ashamed of that?

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