OFAC Grants License to ACLU, CCR To Sue Over Targeted Assassinations
The Government doesn't want that lawsuit. But the ACLU still intends to challenge the license requirement, as applied to those providing pro bono legal services.
Today, the ACLU and CCR say:
ďThe license issued by OFAC today will allow us to pursue our litigation relating to the governmentís asserted authority to engage in targeted killings of American civilians without due process. While we appreciate OFACís quick response to our lawsuit, we continue to believe that OFACís regulations are unconstitutional because they require lawyers who are providing uncompensated legal representation to seek the governmentís permission before challenging the constitutionality of the governmentís conduct. Notably, OFAC has indicated that the license issued to us today can be revoked at any time. We will pursue our claim that OFACís attorney-licensing regulations are unconstitutional and should be invalidated.Ē
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