Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Government to Reveal Targeted Killing Authority

The Justice Department will release a memo that makes the case that its drone attacks are legal.  The move comes in the wake of a Second Circuit ruling last month ordering the release of a redacted version of the memo, and amid calls in the Senate for the memo's release as that body considers the nomination of David Barron, one of the authors, to a federal appeals court.

Recall that the Department previously leaked a white paper outlining the government's case.  We posted most recently on the legal challenges here.

The Washington Post reports here.

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So, release will be a month after the impetus for release (judicial nomination) and we don't know to what degree it will be redacted.

Posted by: Tom N | May 22, 2014 5:29:54 AM

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