The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kucinich Calls on Congress to Vote on Return to Rule of Law

Washington D.C. (December 4, 2012) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today urged fellow lawmakers to support, H. Res. 819, a Resolution of Inquiry that would compel the Administration to release to Congress documents which form the legal basis for the targeted assassination of American citizens abroad. Those documents would include memos from the White House’s Office of Legal Counsel.


I realize Dennis is something of a nut. But why shouldn't the legal basis for the Administration's action be public? Maybe this is a good policy -- I'm not sure. But how is a secret justification for a secret policy remotely consistent with the rule of law? Does the concept of a "secret justification" even make sense? --TS

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Are we going to get calls for transparency on all the other fiascos stonewalled by what was promsed to be the "most transparent administration ever"?

Posted by: titan | Dec 5, 2012 6:37:51 AM