High court refuses to hear appeal on Salvadorean aid
The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider an appeal by 29 members of Congress who asked federal courts to bar President Reagan from sending aid to El Salvador.
The justices let stand a lower court ruling that said Congress and the president must work out their foreign policy differences without intervention by the judicial branch. The action indicates the high court is unwilling to open the way for litigation on US foreign policy - an area traditionally free from judicial intrusion.
The 29 House members sought to invoke the 1973 War Powers Act requiring the president to inform Congress when US troops are sent into an area where hostilities are imminent. Their suit said sending US advisers into El Salvador amounted to that type of situation.