Targeted Killing: Drones

Second Circuit Releases Redacted OLC Drone Memo

By Jane Chong
Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:07 PM

The Second Circuit has just released a redacted version of the OLC Drone Memo--here is the memo; here is the panel's full, revised April 21, 2014 decision with the memo appended at page 67.

You'll recall that back in April, a three-judge panel (comprising Judges Newman, Cabranes and Pooler) reversed a lower court decision dismissing the ACLU's suit for release of the memo containing the legal justification for the targeted killing of American citizen Anwar Al Awlaki. Today the panel filed a revised opinion with the memo appended, after granting the government's request for additional redactions to and correction of its April 21 opinion.