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 "senior operators" of al-Qaeda or a group loosely affiliated to al-Qaeda. The speech has sparked a backlash, especially since it argued that US citizens have a right under the Constitution to due process but not judicial process.
Normally, we would not let more than 48 hours pass between a major speech by the Attorney General of the United States defending targeted killings of U.S. citizens and our first discussion of this event. The speech Eric Holder gave ... Read Post
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’ ... Read Post