Michael Lewis has written extensively on various aspects of the laws of war and the conflict between the U.S. and al Qaeda and has been cited by the Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has testified before Congress on the legality of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and on the civil liberties tradeoffs associated with trying some al Qaeda members or terrorist suspects before military commissions. Prior to earning his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1998, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1995 where he flew F-14s from the aircraft carrier USS Independence. He graduated from the Navys Top Gun school in 1992.
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The president has the constitutional authority to target American citizens overseas. This authority is derived from his war-making power as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The legal rationale for targeting U.S. citizens abroad.
Michael Lewis and Stephen Sawyer debate the legality of drone strikes and targeted killings at the Northwestern University School of Law.
In this Practice Groups Podcast, Professor Michael W. Lewis and ACLU National Security Project Litigation Director Ben Wizner discuss targeted killing of U.S. citizens.