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Topic - Arthur Spitzer
The District's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned that D.C. firefighters facing departmental disciplinary hearings are not receiving fair trials, according to a letter it sent to the D.C. attorney general's office.
The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered the right to life. Seriously. The ardently pro-abortion organization declares in its Aug. 30 lawsuit against the Obama administration that the CIA's plan for targeted killings of terrorists violates the terrorists' rights. "The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights," says ACLU lawyer Arthur Spitzer in the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.
"Today's decision brings the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century," Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area, said in a statement announcing the decision.
"U.S. citizens have a right to know what conduct may subject them to execution at the hands of their own government," Mr. Spitzer wrote. "Due process requires, at a minimum, that citizens be put on notice of what may cause them to be put to death by the state. ... Both the Constitution and international law prohibit targeted killing except as a last resort to protect against concrete, specific, and imminent threats."