As I mentioned in my previous post, House Speaker John Boehner recently invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the subject of Iran’s nuclear program, and he did this without consulting the White House. Over the last few days, a number of commentators have argued that the invitation is unconstitutional because it interferes with the President’s authority over diplomatic relations. This morning I posted a response over at the blog Just Security; it’s available here.
I’ve written on this before, so I’ll keep it short: The Michigan Law Review just published my article on the extent to which Congress has constitutional authority to engage in international diplomacy. If you’re interested, it’s available here.