FW: [libs4peace] Join Prez War Injunction

BACKGROUND
On February 13th, 2003 6 U.S. Representatives and 9 private citizens filed an injunction against President George Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
---Text of complaint
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/iraq/doebush21303cmp.pdf

In their complaint they stated that:
"Defendant President George W. Bush does not intend to seek a Congressional declaration of war prior to launching a military invasion of Iraq."

Moreover, in October 2002 "Congress passed a resolution which is not a declaration of war, properly construed."

---Text of Resolution
House version:
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/iraq/hjiraqres100902.html
Senate version:
http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/iraq/sjiraqres45pcs100902.html

The case(henceforth Doe I, et al v.Bush) was dismissed...

HOWEVER, less than 24 hours later plaintiffs appealed and the case was granted review by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Massachusetts.
Link to the Court: http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/

That was Tuesday, March 4. Since then 6 more Representatives and many more citizens, private and otherwise, have filed amicus briefs - "friend of the court" - in other words, having a vested interest in the case in dispute.

THE PETITION

Considering the estimated human and financial costs;
considering that human costs are not something that should be calculated when there are equally viable diplomatic and peaceful alternatives; considering that the President of the United States has not been granted war powers through a "Declaration of War" as outlined and established in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution and therefore does not have Congressional approbation to declare war
The adminstrations pre-emptive war is illegal and grossly unconstitutional.

We, as peaceful citizens of the United States, urge your support in signing on to a nationwide Amicus Curiae.
By signing this online petition you are supporting the aforementioned legal action as an Amicus Curiae Brief - Doe v. Bush #03-1266
When you are filling out the petition, make certain you fill out your name, address and other required fields as this information is mandatory for when the brief is filed.

FOR A MORE PEACEFUL WORLD!!!

Sincerely,

The <http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?doevbush> Undersigned

PeaceInTheHeartOfTexas,
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