A Justice Department lawyer on Monday urged a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to throw out a suit that challenges the government's alleged secretive effort to assassinate a radical cleric reportedly hiding in Yemen. The ACLU brought the suit on behalf of the father of cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen the federal government has designated a global terrorist and a leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Lawyers for al-Aulaqi's father are seeking an injunction to block the government from killing the cleric.
DOJ Wants 'Kill List' Suit Dismissed
The National Law Journal
November 11, 2010