Anwar Al Awlaki

Targeted Killing Program Used Against Anwar Al-Awlaki Will Remain Under Wraps After Judge's Ruling

"The Obama administration will be able to keep secret its legal justification for killing without a trial an American suspected of joining al Qaeda after a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed most of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times.

New York Southern District Court Judge Colleen McMahon issued a ruling acknowledging that the government's actions "seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution." Still, she concluded, citing a "veritable Catch-22" of a "thicket of laws and precedents," she could not order disclosure of the Department of Justice memorandum supporting the 2011 drone killing of alleged al Qaeda militant -- and American citizen -- Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.

The judge's ruling hinged on the Freedom of Information Act Law, not on the drone program itself.

Kurt Haskell: "Underwear Bomber Jury Selection Hearing October 4, 2011"

"...question the jurors... ...What was most interesting to me was the type of questions asked by Judge Edmunds and Chambers. The following questions were asked multiple times with slightly different variations:
1. Do you think after listening to the evidence that you will be able to determine whether the Defendant actually possessed a "bomb"?
2. Do you realize that sometimes the media does not always report the truth?...."---Kurt Haskell


Umar questions jury pool

Images - Jerry Lemenu / AP

Underwear Bomber Jury Selection Hearing October 4, 2011
by Kurt Haskell
From HaskellFamily Blog - http://haskellfamily.blogspot.com/2011/10/underwear-bomber-jury-selection-hearing.html