This “Most Important” Lawsuit Is Going Nowhere

The accusation that the President has failed to deliver Change is, in certain key respects, unfair…

Earlier this week, The New Yorker‘s Steve Coll wrote an excellent column on President Obama’s kill list and assassination powers. Regarding the lawsuit brought by the ACLU and CCR on behalf of three American victims of Obama’s assassinations — a legal challenge which CBS News” Andrew Cohen called “the most important lawsuit filed so far this year” and “the most important lawsuit filed in the war on terror since President Barack Obama took office” — Coll argued that it “is to the due-process clause what the proposed march of neo-Nazis through a community that included many Holocaust survivors in Skokie, Illinois, was to the First Amendment”: “an instance where the most onerous facts imaginable should lead to the durable affirmation of constitutional principle, as Skokie did.”

Here’s why:

…Indeed, when Awlaki’s father sued in advance to try to prevent the U.S. Government from killing his American son without due process, the Obama DOJ told a federal court that Obama’s assassination program was too secret even to permit judicial adjudiciation of its legality


…What really tipped me off that you were a fascist is when you urged Congress to include American citizens to be subject to “indefinite detention” without any regard for due process under a clause in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (See S 1867: Killing The Bill of Rights and Declaring War on Americans It is truly amazing that Congress would allow you to make American citizens “disappear” without ever having to charge anyone with a crime which means the government does not have to bother with any type of bothersome legalities. The U.S. Army can come to your house, take you (with no legal paperwork), and keep you indefinitely or until “The War on Terror” is over (“over?” like the war on drugs, the war on poverty etc. etc.), yeah, right…

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