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OLC Memo: Status of Certain OLC Opinions Issued in the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Jan. 15, 2009 | OLC | ACLU-RDI 4547

An OLC memo stating that "the purpose of this memorandum is to confirm that certain propositions stated in several opinions issued by the Office of Legal Counsel in 2001-2003 respecting the allocation of authorities between the President and Congress in matters of war and national security do not reflect the current views of this office."  The memo concludes that "the propositions highlighted in the nine opinions identified [in the memo] do not reflect the currrent views of the Office of Legal Counsel and should not be treated as authoritative for any purpose."