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  • He argued that the legal rationale for the presidential use of extrajudicial killings was a state secret, and he dispatched Department of Justice lawyers to court, where they succeeded in persuading a federal judge in New York City to deny The New York Times' application to order the government's legal rationale revealed.

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  • She wrote: "The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me; but after careful and extensive consideration, I find myself struck by a paradoxical situation in which I cannot solve a problem because of contradictory constraints and rules — a veritable Catch-22. 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 reason for their conclusion a secret."

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