Al-Awlaki is the first U.S. citizen to be put on the CIA’s targeted kill list
Published on August 27, 2010
by Susan Hardwicke
OfficialWire PR News Bureau
David Rivkin announced today that he will speak on President Obama’s legal authority to target Anwar al-Awlaki, the first U.S. citizen ever to be on the CIA’s targeted kill list. The former imam gave sermons attended by three 9/11 hijakers and Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter. He is a spiritual leader to jihadists around the world and is believed to be a recruiter for al-Qaeda.
The event will be hosted by the Orange County (California) Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
About the Federalist Society
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a Washington, DC-based organization of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. The Federalist Society has chapters in nearly 65 cities across the country and in cities in Europe. The Society was founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is in the province and duty of the judiciary to state what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. For more information, visit www.thefederalistsociety.org.
About David Rivkin
David Rivkin is a frequent opinion editorialist for the Wall Street Journal and partner at the Washinton DC Baker Hostetler law office. He served in the Department of Justice during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Mr. Rivkin co-chairs the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a joint initiative of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the National Review Institute. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Nixon Center and a Contributing Editor of the National Review magazine. He serves on the Federalist Society International Law Executive Committee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.