Dehn and Heller on the Targeted Killing of Anwar Al-Aulaqi
Pennumbra, the on-line companion to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, is hosting the debate. John’s opening statement and my reply — which is something of a misnomer, because the reply doesn’t directly address John’s arguments — are currently available. Both focus on Judge Bates’ opinion dismissing the ACLU/CCR lawsuit; I argue that, contrary to the Judge’s claim, his opinion makes it impossible for a US citizen to ever challenge the legality of his or her targeted killing. John’s closing statement will be up next Monday, and my closing statement — which does reply to John’s arguments — will be available the week after that.
Readers will recognize some aspects of my argument from previous blog posts, but my Pennumbra contribution is longer and more detailed. You can find the debate here. My thanks to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review for the invite!