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lawsuits to be able to sue to block extrajudicial executions

2010-08-04 22:24:10.387276+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Rights Groups File Lawsuit To Allow Challenge To Targeted Killing Without Due Process:

NEW YORK – The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to challenge their refusal to grant a license that would allow the groups to file a lawsuit challenging the government's asserted authority to use lethal force against U.S. citizens located far from any battlefield without charge, trial or judicial process of any kind.

Nasser al-Aulaqi has retained the CCR and the ACLU to challenge the U.S. government's stated intent to assassinate his son, U.S. citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi, without due process. However, the Secretary of the Treasury has called him a "specially designated global terrorist," which makes it a crime to represent him as a lawyer without the permission of the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Yep. Nothin' says "democracy" like extrajudicial capital punishment. When rights are illegal, only outlaws will have rights. Via SE.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-05 10:38:19.609767+00 by: meuon

I have enough problems with having to ask permission from the government to sue the government, but why does the "U.S. Treasury Department" need to grant a license. Is "freezing assets" a new term of putting someone "on ice"?