Saturday, March 10, 2012

NYT editorial criticizes Obama administration policy on extrajudicial killing

I have been following the critical reaction to the very problematic argument that the Obama administration has inherent (and pretty much absolute) power to order extrajudicial killings.  See here, here and here

Today, the New York Times added its voice to the debate.  It criticizes Obama's position in an editorial that starts by stating that "President Obama, who came to office promising transparency and adherence to the rule of law, has become the first president to claim the legal authority to order an American citizen killed without judicial involvement, real oversight or public accountability."  Go here to read the full text.

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