Rule of law, eh? Check this out:
The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials.
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The administration officials refused to disclose the exact legal analysis used to authorize targeting Aulaqi, or how they considered any Fifth Amendment right to due process.
Yeah, that’s right, we have a president who authorizes extrajudicial killings based on secret legal analysis. Problem? Ask a rule of law scholar. (Or ask Conor Friedersdorf)