Southern District Judge Colleen McMahon called her ruling "paradoxical," writing: "I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our Government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret."
U.S. files on targeted killings protected under FOIA, judge says
New York Law Journal
January 3, 2013
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