Part Three of The Current
ACLU Sues U.S. - Jameel Jaffer
We started this segment with a clip from U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the death last week of a man believed to be an al Qaeda leader -- Anwar Al-Aulaqi. What made the assassination highly contentious was the fact that the radical Imam was born in the United States, and held Yemeni and American citizenship.
According to US intelligence, Mr. Al-Aulaqi was connected to many acts of terror -- including the killing of 13 soldiers in Fort Hood in 2009, the attempt to bring down an airliner on Christmas day in 2009, and the attempted car bombing in Times Square in New York in 2010.
Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union went to court to make sure Anwar Al-Aulaqi wasn't killed illegally by the US government. The lead counsel in that case was Canadian Jameel Jaffer, who also is the ACLU Deputy Legal Director. Jameel Jaffer joined us from New York this morning.
Last Word - Steve Jobs
We started our program this morning talking about Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and his legacy. We'll leave the last word to him today. Here he is delivering the commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005.
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