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Examination of the Legal Rationale for Targeting U.S. Citizens - Podcast

International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast

April 24, 2012

Michael W. Lewis, Stephen I. Vladeck, Dean A. Reuter

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Examination of the Legal Rationale for Targeting US CitizensLast year, using a drone missile strike, the U.S. killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Questions were raised about the legal and constititional authority to target a U.S. citizen abroad. In recent remarks delivered by Attorney General Eric Holder, the administration offered its most detailed legal defense to date. Our experts recently discussed this legal rationale, and the future of targeting U.S. citizens.


  • Prof. Michael W. Lewis, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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