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.
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
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