With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch’s powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans? Intelligence Squared US: "Does the President Have the Constitutional Power to Target and Kill US Citizens Abroad" debates this question and more, Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.
For the motion is Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Michael Lewis Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University School of Law. Against the motion is Noah Feldman, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU National Security Project.