The Obama administration could be impeached and removed from office under Article Two of the Constitution
The United States could be taken out of the World Trade Center Agreement and placed under martial law and be returned to a period of constitutional crisis, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said Tuesday.
Justice Elena Kagan’s opinion, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, said the U.N. Security Council could declare martial law, or suspend it, in response to the Sept. 11 attacks.
She said a martial law declaration would be unconstitutional under Article II, which is known as the Constitution.
The U.K. would be put under martial rule if it was attacked, Kagan wrote in her dissent.
The United Kingdom, too, could be attacked by a U-turn by the U, and a constitutional crisis under Article III, which deals with disputes about the powers of the U legislature.
The 9/11 attacks and the subsequent war in Afghanistan have raised concerns among some that the United States, whose founding fathers believed the country was a sovereign nation, could become entangled in a conflict that could be deadly for the country.
A U. S. Supreme court case in June ruled that the president can call up the military to take action in a crisis, but the president cannot unilaterally order a military attack.
Kagan said the current situation in Iraq, which has been at war with Islamic State militants since 2014, and Afghanistan has created “a unique situation of constitutional tension” in which the U and other nations could have to go to war in order to maintain order.
She added that the military cannot simply take over an entire country without having a constitutional basis.
“We have a unique situation with respect to Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya,” Kagan, who served on the U: Supreme Court for more than a decade, said.
“This is not an ordinary situation.
It is a unique and extraordinary one.”
Thomas wrote that the 9/12 attacks were the “single most important event in the history of mankind.”
He added that while the president’s powers of military intervention would be limited, “the President can act as commander-in-chief without having the constitutional authority to do so.”
The United Nations and other countries have accused the U of trying to create an unstable situation in the Middle East.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, though there have been no conclusive claims of responsibility.
“I think it is quite reasonable to believe that there is some level of concern about the situation,” Thomas said.
He added: “I do not think it would be appropriate to impose military authority on the President.”