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Al-Aulaqi v. Obama
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
727 F. Supp. 2d 1 (2010)
Anwar Al-Aulaqi’s father (plaintiff) sued the president, the Secretary of Defense, and the director of the CIA to prevent the targeted killing of Al-Aulaqi. Al-Aulaqi was a dual United States-Yemeni citizen living in Yemen who was placed on a kill list by the United States government because he was an Al Qaeda leader plotting terrorist attacks against the United States. Al-Aulaqi’s father argued that lethal force against a United States citizen was unconstitutional without evidence that lethal force was the only means sufficient to prevent an imminent threat to life.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bates, J.)
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