The Future of American Warfare? Assessing the Legality of the Obama Administration's Use of Military Drones

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP
1201 West Peachtree Street One Atlantic Center Suite 3200
Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presented:
 
 
The Future of American Warfare?
Assessing the Legality of the Obama Administration's Use of Military Drones
 
 
Featuring:
 
  • The Honorable Bob Barr, Former United States Representative, 7th Congressional District of Georgia; Former Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party
  • Laurie Blank, Director, International Humanitarian Law Clinic, Emory University School of Law
  • Azadeh Shahshahani, Director, National Security/Immigrants Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia; President, National Lawyers Guild
  • Todd Stein, Lecturer, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology; Former General Counsel, Legislative Director, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
 
And moderated by:
 
  • Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law; Former Special Assistant, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter
 
To what extent does the United States Constitution and current federal law authorize the use of military drones in counter-terrorism operations?  The ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter heard a panel discussion on the constitutionality of President Obama’s policy on the use of drones, including the limits to their use, whether and when they could be used on American citizens, and the merits of constitutional concerns raised on the political left and the political right.  
 
 
 
 

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