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Inappropriate Government Watchlisting Threatens Innocent Lives

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"A single, uncorroborated source of information -- including a Facebook or Twitter post" -- is enough to put innocent foreigners and Americans on a watchlist of "known" and "suspected" terrorists shared with foreign and domestic agencies as well as private contractors, ACLU legislative counsel Arjun Sethi writes at The Guardian on Saturday.

The Post-Constitutional Era
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The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear our challenge to the law that lets the military indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens is another example of the transformation of the judiciary into an enemy of the Constitution.

Rendition Persists Despite Due Process Concerns

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The Obama administration continues to embrace rendition -- “the [controversial] practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process” -- as it remains at odds with Congress over how to apprehend and try such suspects overseas, The Washington Post reports.

Holder: U.S. Can Kill Citizens in Overseas Terror Groups

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According to Attorney General Eric Holder, it is within the government's rights to kill American citizens implicated in anti-U.S. terrorist plots hatched abroad. Along with general human rights concerns, this raises some issues vis-à-vis the Constitution and the Fifth Amendment.

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