The President has Constitutional Power to Target and Kill U.S. Citizens (click the LIVE STREAMING link)
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Debate: 6:30-8:00 PM (Eastern)
F.M. Kirby Auditorium at the National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106
With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch’s powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?
Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Michael Lewis, Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University School of Law
Noah Feldman, rofessor of Law, Harvard Law School
Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project
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