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Category Archives: Drones: Domestic Use

Drones, Domestic Detention, and the Costs of Libertarian Hijacking

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

The more I reflect on last week’s drone contretemps–and what effect the efforts of Senator Paul and his followers has had / may still have on U.S. policy–the more I have a profound and distressing sense of déjà vu. After all, it was barely 15 months ago that a hitherto-unheard-of coalition between what can safely . . .
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Government Uses Lethal Force Against U.S. Citizen on U.S. Soil…

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I’m not at all happy that today’s news out of upstate New York proves the point that Jack and I (and a cast of dozens) have tried to make about domestic use of lethal force, but it’s worth pointing out the following facts: The target of the government’s use of force, Kurt Myers, is a U.S. . . .
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On Senator Paul’s Filibuster

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Recall that Senator Paul asked John Brennan whether he believed the President “has the authority to order lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without a trial?,” and that John Brennan and the Attorney General responded.  Brennan rightly said that CIA has no authorities in this context.  The Attorney General . . .
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Why a “Drone Court” Won’t Work–But (Nominal) Damages Might…

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Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

There’s been a fair amount of buzz over the past few days centered around the idea of a statutory “drone court”–a tribunal modeled after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) that would (presumably) provide at least some modicum of due process before the government engages in targeted killing operations, but that, like the FISC, would . . .
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Drones on 16th Street

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Somehow, I doubt the FAA would mind these drones over D.C. airspace. Inauguration day drone protest. Hat tip: Josh Gerstein

Guidelines for Governance of Domestic Drones in the US Airspace

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Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

At the risk of tooting my own horn a bit, I am pleased to announce the publication of “Drones in U.S. Airspace: Principles for Governance” a paper I co-authored with three other colleagues at The Heritage Foundation (where I serve as a Visiting Fellow), Steven Bucci, Cully Stimson and James Carafano.  Our goal in writing . . .
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