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Debating Whether It Is Legal to Kill US Citizens Abroad

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.
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When The Government Can Kill You

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (3 years ago)

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

Holder To Lay Out Legal Framework For 'Targeted Killing'

US Politics / Liberal : TPM Muckraker (3 years ago)

Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver a speech on Monday afternoon that will lay out the legal framework for the Obama administration's use of targeted killing without referencing individuals or cases, a source familiar with the... Read Post

AG Holder Outlines Administration’s Support for Warrantless Execution of Americans, But Where Are the Memos?

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

On Monday, US Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech at Northwestern University outlining the supposed 'legality' of the Obama administration's secret program to target US citizens for execution without notifying them of the acc... Read Post

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