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Judge Rules American Citizen Can’t Challenge His Placement on U.S. “Kill List”

HeadlineSep 25, 2019

A U.S. judge has sided with the Trump administration and thrown out a lawsuit filed by an American journalist who believes he was placed on the U.S. kill list. The journalist, Bilal Abdul Kareem, filed the lawsuit after claiming he was nearly killed in five U.S. drone and missile strikes in Syria. The judge allowed the Trump administration to invoke its state secrets privilege to block the release of information about its kill list. Abdul Kareem’s attorney Tara Plochocki said, “For the first time ever, a United States federal court ruled that the government may kill one of its citizens without providing him the information necessary to prove that he is being wrongly targeted and does not deserve to die.”

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