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When The Government Can Kill You

Attorney General Eric Holder laid out the parameters as to when and where American citizens can be targeted by our government. He said the legal right to kill U.S. citizens overseas without benefit of a trial was based in Congress’ authorization to use all necessary and appropriate force against the perpetrators of9/11or those who helped them and the president’s power “to protect the nation from any imminent threat of violent attack.
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Holder Tries to Explain Targeted Assassination Program

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

Attorney General Eric Holder helpfully explained when the government can kill you without a trial, in a speech last night at Northwestern University. He didn’t take questions, because he was so crystal clear about it. Attorney Gener... Read Post

Debating Whether It Is Legal to Kill US Citizens Abroad

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

A policy speech given by Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday asserted the Executive Branch's supposed legal authority to kill US citizens abroad without charge or trial if they are deemed to pose an "imminent threat" and be "seni... Read Post

Holder Defends Targeted Killings

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (3 years ago)

The U.S. government is legally justified in killing its own citizens overseas if they are involved in plotting terror attacks against the U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, offering the Obama administration's most detai... Read Post

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