28 Nov '14, 11pm

Prof wants 'drone court' to approve U.S. strikes #military #security #defense

Prof wants 'drone court' to approve U.S. strikes #military #security #defense

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Today, when U.S. intelligence agencies believe they know the location of a terrorist in Pakistan and a few other countries, they are largely free to deploy a weapon that’s become the symbol of war on terror: an aerial drone. The drone drops a bomb or fires a missile that executes the suspect. University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora is pushing for another step before the U.S. government or military could decide to kill a terror suspect with a drone. In a proposal to be published in 2015, Guiora and a colleague are pushing for what they call a “drone court.” The court would be part of the judiciary branch and hear arguments for why the United States should target a suspect with a drone strike. A lawyer from the government would make an argument to a judge. “The idea here is to create a robust judicial review of the executive branch,” Guiora said, “...

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