Special court to approve of killing Americans with drones?
The issue of drones and extrajudicial killings has become so mainstream that even former-Defense Secretary Robert Gates is speaking out about ways to make the program more palatable. Over the weekend, he came out in support of making a special independent court be responsible for evaluating the necessity of any given drone strike. Meanwhile, lawmakers and civilians alike are demanding more oversight for the drone program, almost ten years after it started. Marcy Wheeler, an investigative reporter at
Emptywheel.net, joins us for more on the issue.
... of any asterisks or exceptions attached to the 5th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution, particularly in regards to the government depriving a US citizen of his life without due process of law. I am also unaware of the process by which a US citizen becomes a non-citizen without a formal declaration of citizenship renunciation by said citizen. I guess I'm just ignorant.