The Distance Between Principle and Practice in the Obama Administration’s Targeted Killing Program: A Response to Jeh Johnson

Pardiss Kebriaei is Senior Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Ms. Kebriaei is lead counsel for CCR in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, No. 12-1192 (D.D.C.), which seeks accountability for the killing of three American citizens in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, and was counsel in Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, 727 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2010), which challenged the authorization for the targeting of an American citizen placed on government “kill lists.”