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Warren M. Christopher Esq.


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Third-Party Descriptions

December 2008: "leaders of a commission that has proposed revamping the legal process for launching military action, to require more consultation between a president and Congress.... two former secretaries of state, James A. Baker III, a Republican, and Warren Christopher, a Democrat. (Mr. Baker and Mr. Christopher actually once waged political war against each other, leading the legal teams for George W. Bush and Al Gore during the recount following the 2000 election.)"

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/us/politics/11web-baker.html

July 2008: 'The current War Powers Resolution is "ineffective, and it should be repealed and it should be replaced," James Baker said in a joint appearance with Warren Christopher, announcing the results of the study they led.'

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/08/war.powers/index.html
November 2001: Born 1925. Bill Clinton's Secretary of State 1993-1997. http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0812122.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Member of (past or present) Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Democratic Party / Democratic National Committee (DNC) Organization
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) State Department/Department of State (DOS) Organization
Cooperation (past or present) Opponent (past or present) James A. Baker III Person Dec 12, 2008
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Vice-President Albert "Al" Gore Jr. Person Dec 12, 2008

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Dec 12, 2008 Obama to Hear Panel on Changes to War Powers Act

QUOTE: Mr. Obama met Thursday with the leaders of a commission that has proposed revamping the legal process for launching military action, to require more consultation between a president and Congress. The proposal would scrap the problematic War Powers Act of 1973, a measure passed in the hangover from Vietnam to give Congress more say in committing troops to the battlefield but largely honored in the breach ever since...

New York Times
Jul 08, 2008 War Powers Act needs fixing, bipartisan panel says

QUOTE: The United States needs a new law requiring that the president consult with Congress before going to war, a blue-ribbon panel led by two former secretaries of state said Tuesday. The current War Powers Resolution is "ineffective, and it should be repealed and it should be replaced," James Baker said in a joint appearance with Warren Christopher, announcing the results of the study they led.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 15, 2002 The Stalling of Election Reform

QUOTE: Congress should immediately put aside its partisan differences and pass legislation ensuring that every qualified American can vote and that all votes will be counted.

New York Times
Aug 04, 2002 After Sept. 11, a Legal Battle Over Limits of Civil Liberty

QUOTE: The roundup that followed the [9/11] attacks....has produced few if any law enforcement coups....has provoked a sprawling legal battle, now being waged in federal courthouses around the country, that experts say has begun to redefine the delicate balance between individual liberties and national security.

New York Times
Nov 05, 2001 How Afghanistan Went Unlisted As Terrorist Sponsor

QUOTE: But since 1996, when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the nation harboring Osama bin Laden has never made the department's list of terrorist-sponsoring countries.

Washington Post