Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute and regular contributor to Antiwar.com, discusses his prescient article “A Double Standard for the Ultimate Penalty” about the protests against convicted cop-killer Troy Davis’s execution and the stony silence about US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki’s inclusion on the government’s assassination list (without conviction or even charge); saying goodbye to Fifth Amendment protection against punishment without due process; why the government faces more accountability when wiretapping Americans than when killing them; and the insanity of trusting Barack Obama’s administration (or any other) with correctly identifying and punishing perpetrators of crimes, in the total absence of judicial review.


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