Skip to comments.Judge: Gov’t position in drone suit ‘disconcerting’
Posted on 07/19/2013 2:23:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A federal judge said Friday that she finds disconcerting the Obama administrations position that courts have no role in a lawsuit over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.
U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer made the comment at a hearing on a government motion to dismiss the case. The suit was filed by relatives of the three men killed in the drone strikes, charging that the attacks violated the Constitution. It names as defendants then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then-CIA Director David Petraeus and two commanders in the militarys Special Operations forces, and seeks unspecified compensatory damages.
Collyer didnt say which way she would rule on the motion but repeatedly expressed concerns over the governments argument, saying she was really troubled by it.
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If the courts rule that nobody has “standing” to challenge Obama’s eligibility, then why should anybody have “standing” to challenge killings done in foreign countries?
I suspect the reason these haven’t gone to one of the international courts is the US has not signed any of the treaties that would allow that to happen. This is wise on our part as these courts have several times tried to prosecute US presidents, former secretaries and military officers.
I would argue that if a US citizen is working actively to harm the US for a foreign interest, that he is an enemy of the country like any other.
Your last sentence you just decribed Barack Obama.
I found it disconcerting when citizens were told we have ‘no standing’ to question/ verify 0bama’s eligibility by the courts
ain’t karma a bitch
do your job and step up or get use to it
A drone suit? I thought those things flew .... you wear one and sneak up on someone and take their picture?
Hah! No camera. LOL