“[The] killings [of American citizens] undertaken in accord with the public authority justification were not ‘unlawful’ because they were justified”, Says Government Memo Outlining Legal Authority for Assassination of American Citizens Abroad

I started casually reading the Second Circuit’s opinion released yesterday, June 23, 2014, in the case of New York Times, et al. v. DOJ, et al, which includes a redacted version of the government’s now infamous legal memorandum outlining legal justification for executive decisions to assassinate American citizens abroad and I could not help casually analyzing […]

“Constitutionally Protected Rights are Guarded with Particular Vigor Precisely when Public Opinion Turns Against Them”

The title of this post is a quote from an article in the Wall Street Journal written by David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman.  I attach the article below. The quote significantly captures the reason the Bill of Rights is soundly insulated from the passing whims of political and social crises, and the resulting fervor with […]