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HJC Hearing on Constitutional Rights of U.S. Citizens in the War on Terror

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Ben and Bobby will be testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee on “Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terror” at 10 am tomorrow at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.  The two other witnesses will be Steven A. Engel, partner at Dechert and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Mary Ellen O’Connell of . . .
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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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Mary Ellen O’Connell Has a New Article on Drones and Targeted Killing

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Guess what? They’re still illegal outside of Afghanistan: Targeted killing with drones in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan have generally violated the right to life because the United States is rarely part of any armed conflict in those places. The human right to life that applies is the right that applies in peace. Today, the United . . .
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Heller Responds to My Post on Syria and LOAC

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Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kevin Heller writes in with the following observation in response to my post yesterday on Syria/LOAC: I liked your post on Syria and the ICRC, but this statement gave me pause: “The ICRC’s past and present approach to Syria, as noted above, emphasizes the notion that LOAC/IHL comes online only in relation to specific geographic . . .
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