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Posts Tagged ‘al-aulaqi’

Judge: DOJ Not Required to Produce Legal Memo on Drone Strike that Killed Al Awlaki

According to The New York Times, earlier this month Judge Colleen McMahon ruled that the Department of Justice would not be required to produce the memorandum explaining the legal basis for the unmanned aerial vehicle strike that killed United States citizen and al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen at the end of 2011. […]

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No Appeal in Al-Aulaqi

The deadline for a notice of appeal of Judge Bates’ ruling in Al Aulaqi passed with no filing from the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights. The group released the following statement, published on Lawfare blog here, and reposted below: After consultation with our client, the decision has been made not to further pursue this case in court. […]

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Suit Over Targeted Killings Is Thrown Out

In an article entitled "Suit Over Targeted Killings is Thrown Out," The New York Times reports yesterday that Judge John Bates, threw out a lawsuit that had sought to block the American government from trying to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, the United States citizen and Muslim cleric in hiding overseas who is accused of helping to plan attacks […]

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Awlaki: ‘The Most Dangerous Man in The World’

An ABC News report published last Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in a piece entitled, "Awlaki: 'The Most Dangerous Man in the World," that it is Awlaki, not Osama bin Laden, that has been labeled the "most dangerous man in the world" by a New York Police Department counterterror official during a briefing last week.  ABC Reports: […]

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Legal challenge to US assassination policy divides rights groups

In an article entitled "Legal Challenge to US assassination policy divides rights groups," The Guardian reports that the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union, which are representing Anwar al-Awlaki’s father in his lawsuit against the government’s decision to place al-Awlaki on a targeted kill list, are being criticized by human rights […]

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New Developments in the Relationships Among AQ, AQAP, and Al-Shabab, and the Potential Impact on the Al-Aulaqi Litigation

Robert Chesney writes on Lawfare on November 11 in a story entitled "New Developments in the Relationships Among AQ, AQAP, and Al-Shabab, and the Potential Impact on the Al-Aulaqi Litigation" that a recent story on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight (“Al-Qaida, Affiliates Showing Greater Coordination“) conveys a claim by U.S. officials that “core/original” al Qaeda […]

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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 […]

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