Cases Against US Citizens
March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the law students about the protection of US citizens who are suspected to be terrorists. He said that US citizenship alone is not sufficient to protect US citizens who are terror suspects. A US citizen has certain rights and such rights protects the citizen. When a citizen is suspected of terrorism, such rights are also not enough to protect that citizen.
He told that due process and the judicial process are both not the same. That statement astounded the law students as they had equated both due and the judicial processes. They spoke to defense attorney Ron Kuby in order to clear themselves and to find out the judicial idea of Attorney General Eric Holder.
An American-born Islamic, Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in an American drone operation in Yemen on September 30, 2011.He was on the US list of suspected terrorists. He was involved in various terror plans in the US. He is said to be an Al Qaeda recruiter and a motivator, who constantly called people from around the world to kill the Americans. The US government did not say anything to justify the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki until Holder said that the Government has the right to use lethal measures if its is not able to arrest terrorists.
Attorney Ron Kuby said that the American law has certain secret laws that gives the right to kill US citizens. He also added that its not a good procedure to do so. Holder did not comment anything about the drone attacks that killed several citizens of Pakistan and the US drone-spying plan in Iran.