State officials said they lacked the legal authority to bring her back.
Whether he lacks the authority or the will is not clear.
Judge Smith said the court lacked the authority for such an order.
An additional problem was that he also still lacked authority over the military.
The Mayor now says he lacks the legal authority to issue an executive order.
The more moderate Shiite leaders may also just lack the political will and authority to act.
Besides, men at work in casual clothes simply lack authority.
Eventually the council decided it lacked clear legal authority for the investigation.
But this is a thing I lack the authority to grant.
This may be sufficient to show that it lacks authority over me in those other areas.