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ACLU Fights Ruling Allowing Obama Administration to Stay Quiet on Drone Killings

On Monday the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an appeal of a judge’s ruling which allows the Obama Administration to keep quite on it’s targeted drone killing program.

by Derrick Broze, Inelli Hub:

While use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, is skyrocketing many concerned citizens and groups such as the ACLU have been warning about the privacy dangers we face in the new age of drones in American skies. Drones began being used by the Bush Administration in Iraq, and Afghanistan. Their use has now spread to drone bombing campaigns in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and the United States of America.

In January U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon of New York said she was forced to make an “Alice in Wonderland” decision. She said she was stuck in the paradoxical situation of allowing the administration to claim it was legal for the drone assassination program to exist­ while they claimed they could not divulge the legal basis for such a program.

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