Politics, Economics, and the Law
It is being reported that NBC has acquired a Justice Department white paper which purports to provide legal justification for targeted killings (read: assassinations), using drones, of American citizens abroad.
Initial commentary suggests that some key terms used in the justification are being used in a somewhat “innovative” fashion, shall we say.
When I’ve a few moments to dedicate to it, I’ll give the memo a real read, form a semi-coherent opinion, and announce said opinion here. Yes, really. Two days, tops.
For now, you can read the memo yourself here.
(Hat tip to the Volokh Conspiracy)