Drone Strikes Threaten Habeas Corpus: A Proposed Solution

4 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2013

Date Written: March 14, 2013


President Obama asserts that he has the constitutional privilege and right to order the killing of any American citizen and then cover it up. This is a sickening and dangerous attack on habeas corpus. I offer a modest change in procedures that would protect habeas corpus for American citizens.

Keywords: drones, habeas corpus, foreign affairs, disappeared persons, Suspension clause

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Drone Strikes Threaten Habeas Corpus: A Proposed Solution (March 14, 2013). JURIST - Forum, March 2012 ; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234060

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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