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When The U.S. Government Can Kill You, Explained

Eric Holder Drones

First Posted: 03/ 5/2012 6:41 pm Updated: 03/ 5/2012 6:46 pm

Mother Jones:

On Monday, the Obama administration explained when it's allowed to kill you.

Speaking to students and faculty at Northwestern University law school, Attorney General Eric Holder laid out in greater detail than ever before the legal theory behind the administration's belief that it can kill American citizens suspected of terrorism without charge or trial. In the 5,000-word speech, the nation's top law enforcement official directly confronted critics who allege that the targeted killing of American citizens violates the Constitution.

Read the whole story: Mother Jones

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