Lawsuit initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Center for Democracy

A reader sent a link to an article about the legal battle the American Civil Liberties Union’s Center for Democracy is waging with the US government over a legal memo which is the basis for justifying drone strikes that have killed American citizens and the process by which individuals are placed on the kill list.

While Obama and administration officials have commented publicly on the legal basis for targeted killings, the program is officially secret. In court, government lawyers fighting lawsuits by the ACLU continue to claim that no official has ever formally acknowledged the drones, and that there might not even be a drone programme.

Two lawsuits – one by the ACLU and the other by the ACLU and the NYT – seeking information on the legal basis on targeted killing, are still pending.

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