Colloquium: Presidential Assassinations of U.S. Citizens

Colloquium: Presidential Assassinations of U.S. Citizens
February 16, 2010

Everyone is invited to join us on selected Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Crabbe Library Room 201 for a hour of informal, moderated conversation over print, video or audio material on various topics selected by EKU faculty. Refreshments will be provided by EKU Student Government Association.

This week, Dr. Mark Konty will moderate discussion of three Salon blog posts — available here, here, and here — concerning the supposed legal authority of American Presidents to assassination U.S. citizens:

Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim that they are associated with Terrorism and pose “a continuing and imminent threat to U.S. persons and interests.”  They’re entitled to no charges, no trial, no ability to contest the accusations.

Faculty interested in participating as discussion moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.