Federal appeals court orders release of targeted killings memo

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Monday ordered [opinion, PDF] the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to turn over a memorandum detailing the legal justification for the US government’s targeted killing program. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] brought the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [DOJ backgrounder] challenge along with the New York Times and two reporters, Charlie Savage and Scott Shane. Ruling for the plaintiffs, the three-judge panel…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/04/federal-appeals-court-orders-release-of-targeted-killings-memo.php

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