What happens when the family of an American citizen who was killed by his government without trial files a lawsuit against the murderers? The murderers ask their fellow state agents in the court system to dismiss the case:
The U.S. Government on Friday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the killing of three American citizens in drone strikes in Yemen earlier this year: alleged Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, his son Abdulrahman, and alleged AQAP magazine editor Samir Khan.
If the courts won’t dismiss the case the administration will simply make the problem cease to exist:
The administration also threatened to invoke the State Secrets Privilege if the suit is not dismissed on other grounds. The privilege, which 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama regularly blasted the Bush administration for invoking, allows the government to seek dismissal of a suit if it could expose national security secrets.
Nothing to see here slaves, move along.