For Immediate Release
ACLU and CCR in Court Monday in Washington, D.C. for Arguments in Targeted Killing Case
WASHINGTON - The
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties
Union will be in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, November 8
at 2 p.m. EST for arguments in their case challenging the government's
asserted authority to carry out targeted killings of U.S. citizens far
beyond any armed conflict zone who do not pose an imminent threat.
The groups filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District
of Columbia on August 30. The lawsuit asks the court to rule that using
lethal force outside of a war zone and without judicial process is
illegal in all but the narrowest circumstances and to prohibit the
government from carrying out the targeted killing of Anwar Al-Aulaqi
except in compliance with these standards. It also asks the court to
order the government to disclose the legal standard it uses to place
U.S. citizens on government kill lists.
Arguments in Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and CCR challenging the government’s targeted killing program.
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Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, and Pardiss Kebriaei,
CCR Staff Attorney, will argue for the plaintiff before Judge John Bates
of the District of Columbia.
Monday, November 8
2:00 p.m. EST
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
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