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View Diary: Assassination Rationales Then & Now--And How Awlaki Didn't Meet Any of the Criteria (163 comments)

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  •  Hum, no (0+ / 0-)

    I am referring to Al-Awlaki himself, not his Dad. In general, parents don't have standing to sue in stead of their adult children.  Read Judge Bates's well reasoned opinion. He did NOT rule that he couldn't hear the case because Al-Awlaki wasn't charged with anything. He ruled that (1) his father had no standing to sue on his son's behalf and (2) that the political question doctrine meant that this wasn't a matter for the courts.

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