Wyden Wants Information on Targeting of Anwar al-Awlaki

By: Friday February 10, 2012 12:04 pm

Sen. Ron Wyden has led a lonely battle against state secrecy. He wanted his findings from the Intelligence Committee on what he perceived as a misuse of the Patriot Act to be made public. And now, he wants a public record on the death of Anwar al-Awlaki. Five months after Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was [...]

Charlie Savage Files FOIA Complaint to Compel Release of DoJ Patriot Act Interpretation

By: Wednesday October 12, 2011 12:15 pm

For months now, Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have spoken out about the Justice Department’s interpretation – wrongful interpretation, in their view – of the Patriot Act, which has led to some unnamed manner of mischief in terms of civil liberties deprivation through mass data collection. Wyden and Udall have implored DoJ to explain [...]

Secret OLC Memo Authorized Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

By: Monday October 10, 2011 9:35 am

Charlie Savage digs out the process for authorizing the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in Yemen late last month. He wasn’t able to obtain the secret memo from the Office of Legal Counsel authorizing the placing of Awlaki on a kill list, but he had some of the memo described to him: The secret document [...]

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