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Can US kill American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki? Judge to hear case.

The Christian Science Monitor reports on November 7, 2010  in an article entitled "Can US kill American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki? Judge to hear case," that a federal judge is set to hear arguments on Monday in a lawsuit challenging an alleged secret Obama administration plan to use targeted force against the American-born Islamic cleric currently hiding in Yemen.

Reports The Christian Science Monitor:

ACLU lawyers are asking US District Judge John Bates to examine whether the Obama administration’s alleged plan to kill a US citizen, who has never been charged or convicted of a crime, violates constitutional safeguards and international law.

In response, government lawyers are asking Judge Bates to dismiss the lawsuit. While neither confirming nor denying the ACLU “kill list” accusation, they say Awlaki’s father, Nasser, lacks the necessary legal standing to bring the case.

For the full text of yesterday's article, click here

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