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Obama Argues His Assassination Program Is a ‘State Secret’

Posted By admin On September 27, 2010 @ 3:47 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

cryptogon.com [1]
Sept 27, 2010

Via: Salon [2]:

At this point, I didn’t believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record. In response to the lawsuit filed by Anwar Awlaki’s father asking a court to enjoin the President from assassinating his son, a U.S. citizen, without any due process, the administration late last night, according to The Washington Post, filed a brief asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit without hearing the merits of the claims. That’s not surprising: both the Bush and Obama administrations have repeatedly insisted that their secret conduct is legal but nonetheless urge courts not to even rule on its legality. But what’s most notable here is that one of the arguments the Obama DOJ raises to demand dismissal of this lawsuit is “state secrets”: in other words, not only does the President have the right to sentence Americans to death with no due process or charges of any kind, but his decisions as to who will be killed and why he wants them dead are “state secrets,” and thus no court may adjudicate their legality.

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[1] cryptogon.com: http://cryptogon.com/?p=17899

[2] Salon: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/09/25/secrecy

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[5] Special Ops Report Suggests Assassination Program Aimed at “Enemies of the State”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/special-ops-report-suggests-assassination-program-aimed-at-%e2%80%9cenemies-of-the-state%e2%80%9d.html

[6] Obama’s Very Real Death Panel: The CIA’s Assassination Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama%e2%80%99s-very-real-death-panel-the-cias-assassination-program.html

[7] The Secret Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-secret-memo-that-explains-why-obama-can-kill-americans.html

[8] Obama invokes ‘state secrets’ claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-invokes-state-secrets-claim-to-dismiss-suit-against-targeting-of-u-s-citizen-al-aulaqi.html

[9] HENTOFF: Obama’s ‘state secrets’ echo Bush: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hentoff-obamas-state-secrets-echo-bush.html

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