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Treason, Murder, and Dicta: Judge McMahon on Drone Strikes

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

As Raffaela posted earlier, the government has won a substantial victory in the FOIA litigation in which the Times and the ACLU sought disclosure of information about CIA drone strikes, including the legal justification underlying the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens.  What I’d like to focus on here is a remarkable section in . . .
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Summary Judgment for the Government in Targeted Killing FOIA Request

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Judge Colleen McMahon of the District Court of the Southern District of New York has granted summary judgment to the government in the consolidated FOIA cases brought by the New York Times and the ACLU. The plaintiffs were seeking information about the government’s targeted killing program in the War on Terror. Judge McMahon summarizes the requests . . .
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Appellant Brief Filed in ACLU v. CIA (Drone Program FOIA Request)

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Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its opening brief in its appeal of the District Court of the District of Columbia’s granting of a motion for summary judgment for the Central Intelligence Agency. The case stems from a FOIA request filed by the ACLU on January 13, 2010 requesting government records related to the use of drones . . .
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A Remarkable Month for the Justice Department and Terrorism-Related Prosecutions

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 2:34 PM

October has been good to the Justice Department , with a remarkable number of arrests, convictions, and sentences in terrorism-related cases over the past two weeks.  This pattern of success tends to undermine claims that DOJ is ineffective or fumbling in its terrorism-related prosecutorial efforts.  To be fair, we don’t hear that line of criticism . . .
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