CIA Nominee Brennan Supports Possibility Of Special Courts For Drone Strikes
John Brennan says special courts are worth considering.
Brennan said the White House and other agencies have discussed the idea as part of the process of deciding which al-Qaida suspects should be targeted on capture-or-kill lists for the CIA and the U.S. military.
“It would raise some novel, and potentially difficult, questions and furthermore would grant courts authority over decisions that have traditionally been exercised principally, if not exclusively, by the executive branch,” Brennan said. “Nevertheless, given the stakes involved and the consequence of such determinations … all options are worth considering.”