Contact Senators about Killer Drones before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing, April 23
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, will hold the first-ever Senate hearing on the use of drones in targeted killings. The hearing will address the legal and policy issues raised by drone strikes, including the constitutional and statutory authority for targeted killings, the scope of the battlefield in the conflict with Al Qaeda and associated forces, and the international precedent set by U.S. drone policy. The hearing will also explore proposals to increase transparency regarding U.S. drone policy and establish a legal architecture to regulate drone strikes.
Chairman Durbin invites advocates and stakeholders to offer their perspectives and experiences on the issue by submitting written testimony to be included in the hearing record. These statements help educate Committee members about the issue and are important to demonstrating community interest. Statements must be less than 10 pages, in PDF or Word Document form, and should be emailed to Stephanie Trifone at Stephanie_Trifone@Judiciary-dem.Senate.gov as early as possible, but no later than Monday, April 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Statements can be addressed to Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and Members of the Subcommittee. Please note that the Subcommittee cannot accept previously published information as a statement for the record.