The al-Awlaki murder and the rule of law

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October 9, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Tim Kelly  
Posted in Commentary

"There is no mention in the U.S. Constitution of a presidential power to order the summary execution of any person. In fact, that power is expressly denied to the government by the Fifth Amendment, which states: 'No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.' What that means in layman’s terms is the government cannot kill you, imprison you, or take your property without first clearing some legal hurdles." (10/06/11)  

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