Drone killings case thrown out in US


A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the government by the families of three American citizens killed by drones in Yemen,
saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible

So basicly, its war, people die, can’t be held accountable for it.

But, are we conducting war in Yemen?


“The question presented is whether federal officials can be held personally liable for their roles in drone strikes abroad that target and kill
U.S. citizens,” Collyer said in her opinion. “The question raises fundamental issues regarding constitutional principles and it is not easy to
answer.”

But the judge said she would grant the government’s motion to dismiss the case.


Yep, its a hard question to answer, so best not answer it and just dismiss…


The American Civil Liberties Union and the Centre for Constitutional Rights, both based in New York, represented the families. They had argued
that in killing American citizens the government violated fundamental rights under the US constitution to due process and to be free from unreasonable
seizure.

“This is a deeply troubling decision that treats the government’s allegations as proof while refusing to allow those allegations to be tested in
court,” said ACLU lawyer Hina Shamsi. “The court’s view that it cannot provide a remedy for extrajudicial killings when the government claims to be
at war, even far from any battlefield, is profoundly at odds with the Constitution.”

These men where 3 US citizens, and no matter their crimes deserved at the very least a Trial in absentia.


the legislature has deemed it essential to the protection of one whose life or liberty is involved in a prosecution for felony, that he shall be
personally present at the trial, that is, at every stage of the trial when his substantial rights may be affected by the proceedings against him. If
he be deprived of his life or liberty without being so present, such deprivation would be without that due process of law required by the
Constitution. Hopt v. Utah 110 US 574, 28 L Ed 262, 4 S Ct 202 (1884).

A fundamental right of the Constitution, yet this court felt the question too tough to answer…

This thought that the “Global” war on terror means we can do anything, with out being accountable is absurd.

drone killing case dismissed

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