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2 Dec 2012, 6:01 am by Benjamin Wittes
Those of you who followed the Lawfare Drone Smackdown will be interested in this post on DIY Drones: We had a a great time at the Drone Games at the Groupon offices in SF today. (They used to be called the Drone Olympics until they got a cease-and-desist from the Olympic Organizing Committee). Nine teams competed, all using Parrot AR.Drones running Node.js software. I was one of the judges The winners were: #1: James Halliday (“substack”), who wrote an insane… [read post]
17 Jan 2014, 10:56 am by Jason Cheung
In the 1980’s, Domino’s Pizza promised pizza delivery in 30 minutes or less. Although Domino’s eventually ended that promise, other companies have tried to emulate it. In the 21st century, companies like Amazon.com will use a different type of delivery system to meet that promise: unmanned drones. Last December, Amazon announced that it was planning to use unmanned flying drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less. Although the military uses drones in its operations over Iraq… [read post]
7 May 2013, 5:00 am by Charlotte Law Library
This post is a follow up to an earlier posting on domestic drones and the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012: Big Brother is Watching Our state assembly is considering a bipartisan bill that would limit drone use in North Carolina. On March 6th of this year, our NC state chapter of the ACLU joined 22 other state chapters of the ACLU and filed a documents request asking for public records from local law enforcement agencies asking for information about their existing drone programs and… [read post]
14 Mar 2013, 10:48 am by Steve Vladeck
I’m not at all happy that today’s news out of upstate New York proves the point that Jack and I (and a cast of dozens) have tried to make about domestic use of lethal force, but it’s worth pointing out the following facts: The target of the government’s use of force, Kurt Myers, is a U.S. citizen. He was killed on U.S. soil. His killing was carried out under color of law. Given that the police stormed the bar in which Myers barricaded himself, and that he wasn’t… [read post]
19 Jul 2013, 11:10 am by Kaufman
Deer Trail Colorado Wants to Sell $25 Drone-Hunting Licenses The town of Deer Trail, Colorado (population 546) wants to sell licenses to its residents that will entitle the holder to a bounty if they shoot down any federal drones in the airspace around Deer Trail. This is a textbook example of how American citizens have asserted their rights to be left alone by the federal government. The Ongoing Tension Between Federal Versus State Rights This is also a prime example of two basic ways of… [read post]
19 Feb 2013, 7:09 pm by Benjamin Wittes
As the co-creator of the Lawfare Drone Smackdown and the publisher (though not the baker) of this drone strike cake, I should perhaps check myself before cringing at other people’s drone humor. But I can’t help but ask at this point what’s going on over at the New York Times? The staid paper of record is on a roll of truly terrible—deeply unhumorous—supposedly comic drone pieces. The other day, our friends at the Times published perhaps dumbest piece of Op Art I… [read post]
5 Mar 2013, 11:42 pm
The President As Executioner; the Unconstitutionality of Targeted Killings of Americans on American Soil By R. Tamara de Silva March 6, 2013          In the 2004 decision of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court of the United States reminded President George W. Bush's administration and the nation that, "we are heirs to a tradition given voice over 800 years ago" by the signing of the Magna Carta and the idea insisted upon by the barons to their king, that his… [read post]
5 Mar 2013, 11:42 pm
The President As Executioner; the Unconstitutionality of Targeted Killings of Americans on American Soil By R. Tamara de Silva March 6, 2013          In the 2004 decision of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court of the United States reminded President George W. Bush's administration that, "we are heirs to a tradition given voice over 800 years ago" by the signing of the Magna Carta and the idea insisted upon by the barons to their king, that his power and that of… [read post]
14 Mar 2013, 1:28 pm by Steve Vladeck
The more I reflect on last week’s drone contretemps–and what effect the efforts of Senator Paul and his followers has had / may still have on U.S. policy–the more I have a profound and distressing sense of déjà vu. After all, it was barely 15 months ago that a hitherto-unheard-of coalition between what can safely be described as the left flank of the Democratic party and the right flank of the Republican party almost halted passage of the FY2012 National Defense… [read post]
7 Feb 2013, 3:01 pm
  What the Drone Memo Means By R. Tamara de Silva February 7, 2013   [W]e are heirs to a tradition given voice 800 years ago by Magna Carta, which, on the barons' insistence, confined executive power by "the law of the land."  Justice Souter and Justice Ginsburg, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld 542 U.S. 507 (2004)          On February 5, 2013, a Department of Justice memo ("Drone Memo") was released to NBC justifying the President's killing of Americans by… [read post]
7 Feb 2013, 3:01 pm
  What the Drone Memo Means By R. Tamara de Silva February 7, 2013   [W]e are heirs to a tradition given voice 800 years ago by Magna Carta, which, on the barons' insistence, confined executive power by "the law of the land."  Justice Souter and Justice Ginsburg, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld 542 U.S. 507 (2004)          On February 5, 2013, a Department of Justice memo ("Drone Memo") was released to NBC justifying the President's killing of Americans by… [read post]
20 Dec 2012, 2:23 am by Josh Sturtevant
Frequent readers will know that I absolutely hate this idea. At least it isn't the government? [read post]
2 Dec 2013, 9:46 am by Elie Mystal
Amazon's drone army is going to be slowed down by the lawyers.     [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 3:29 pm by David Kravets
Will Alameda County become California's first local government to deploy a drone? If the decision were up to dozens of angry residents and several civil rights groups, the answer would be a resounding "No." They urged the Bay Area county's ... [read post]
2 Jan 2013, 3:27 pm by David Kravets
The President Barack Obama administration does not have to disclose the legal basis for its drone targeted killing program of Americans, according to a Wednesday decision the judge likened to "Alice in Wonderland." [read post]
5 Mar 2013, 12:00 pm by David Kravets
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it is investigating an unidentified black drone an Alitalia pilot said he encountered while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport. Whether it was a hobbyist breaking the Federal Aviation Administration's 400-foot-altitude rule or ... [read post]
5 Feb 2013, 12:39 pm by David Kravets
What do you call a country where an unelected bureaucrat has the ability to order the execution of its citizens? Answer: President Barack Obama’s America. That rationale is explained in a 16-page Justice Department “white paper” (.pdf) NBC obtained and ... [read post]
15 Mar 2013, 11:33 am by David Kravets
A federal appeals court reinstated a lawsuit seeking CIA documents outlining its drone targeted killing program, ruling Friday that the agency's refusal to acknowledge the program and whether records exist about it contradicts public statements by top government officials, including ... [read post]
30 Jul 2012, 1:18 pm by Christopher Danzig
Unmanned drones are not only flying over the U.S., now they are leading to arrests. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Douglas McDonald, Drones, North Dakota, Police, Privacy, Quote of the Day, Rodney Brossar, Scary, Technology, Unmanned Applications Institute International, Unmanned Drones, Walter Olson [read post]