David Rivkin on
"Anwar al-Awlaki vs. the Predator Drone: Does Obama have authority to target a U.S. Citizen?"

When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010. 11:30am (Registration); 12:00am (Lunch)

Where: Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, (949) 387-8887

Parking: Please park in the business office structure behind the restaurant and bring ticket to lunch for validation.

Cost: $35 for buffet luncheon and 1 hour MCLE credit. The Federalist Society is a California Sate Bar approved provider of MCLE.

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Are armed belligerents all lawful targets of drone assassinations under international law (per State Department Legal Advisor, Harold Koh)?  Click here for an editorial. 

Is targeted predator drone killing of an American citizen the same as allowing a state to execute an American citizen simply because the Governor has decided that he was guilty of capital murder (or, that he intended to commit capital murder at some unspecified point in the future)?  Click here for an editorial.

Is targeting an American lawful and reasonable when limited to situations in which the host country is not cooperative or competent to facilitate apprehending the terrorist?  Click here for an editorial.

David B. Rivkin served in the Department of Justice during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Mr. Rivkin co-chairs the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a joint initiative of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the National Review Institute. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Nixon Center and a Contributing Editor of the National Review magazine. He serves on the Federalist Society International Law Executive Committee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a frequent opinion editorialist for the Wall Street Journal and partner at the Washinton DC Baker Hostetler law office. He has published several columns and white papers on this subject.

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