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View Diary: Assassination Rationales Then & Now--And How Awlaki Didn't Meet Any of the Criteria (163 comments)

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  •  Maybe the thing to do (0+ / 0-)

    is to petition for redress instead of hanging out with Al Qeda? Just a thought. The court seems to like that one.

    •  Hum, didn't his parent along with the ACLU try (0+ / 0-)

      to petition the courts and they refused to hear the case because he hadn't been charged with anything?

      Did you miss that point?

      Can't fight against charges that were never brought.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:52:56 PM PST

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      •  Hum, no (0+ / 0-)

        I am referring to Al-Awlaki himself, not his Dad. In general, parents don't have standing to sue in stead of their adult children.  Read Judge Bates's well reasoned opinion. He did NOT rule that he couldn't hear the case because Al-Awlaki wasn't charged with anything. He ruled that (1) his father had no standing to sue on his son's behalf and (2) that the political question doctrine meant that this wasn't a matter for the courts.

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