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A New Court to Issue Targeted Killing Warrants?

Monday, December 13, 2010

The New York Times has, for the second time, glibly proposed establishing a new court to authorize killing people. In an editorial today–I am not making this up–the paper publishes a detailed two-sentence road-map for this modest addendum to Article III:

We have argued for creating a court that operates in secrecy, like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which authorizes wiretaps on foreign agents inside the United States. The government could present its evidence to this court behind closed doors before putting a terror suspect on its target list.


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