Sunday, September 26, 2010

Obama Wants to Secretly Kill American Citizens

The Obama administration believes it is legal to assassinate American citizens, at least those on the military/CIA's targeted killing list.  The government's defenses to a legal challenge are:

1.  Relatives of targeted citizens have no legal standing to challenge the case in court
2.  Targeting decisions are solely the executive branch's discretion
3.  Litigating the matter would jeopardize state secrets
This is the due process of law guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment?  Obama loves summary execution, using predator drones to execute people in other sovereign countries. 

How might courts breakdown the rule of law via Obama’s Justice Department?  Who can the President assassinate under the Constitution?