A Painful Brainful: That was Earth Day; Now It's Back to World Day

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 04/23/2013

 

If it’s Tuesday…

Then the Constitution subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the ethics, legality, constitutionality, and political costs of the drone strike policy.

 

This will be the first time in the history of the drone strike policy that there has been a public Congressional hearing like this focused on the policy.

The history of drone strike policy: now there’s a painful brainful.

The House Judiciary Committee says it postponed its meeting to authorize the issuance of a subpoena to the Department of Justice for documents pertaining to the legal justification of drone strikes on alleged terrorists overseas, after DOJ agreed to provide the requested documents to the committee. Once arrangements are made for viewing the documents, the Committee will cancel the meeting to authorize the subpoena, its statement says. [The statement notes that some - but not all -of these documents have been provided to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee, so it will be striking to see whether House Judiciary will stop pushing when it gets what the other committees got, or whether it will keep pushing.]

The House Judiciary Committee says it postponed its meeting to authorize the issuance of a subpoena to the Department of Justice for documents pertaining to the legal justification of drone strikes on alleged terrorists overseas, after DOJ agreed to provide the requested documents to the committee. Once arrangements are made for viewing the documents, the Committee will cancel the meeting to authorize the subpoena, its statement says. [The statement notes that some - but not all -of these documents have been provided to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee, so it will be striking to see whether House Judiciary will stop pushing when it gets what the other committees got, or whether it will keep pushing.]

 

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