CREW Urges AG Holder to Release Memo Justifying Killing of al-Awlaki

More than 25 groups, including and several partners, joined Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to call for the release of the Office of Legal Counsel’s memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in the interest of open and accountable government. Contrary to President Obama’s stated commitment to transparent government and the Obama Administration’s reasoning behind the release the so-called torture memos in 2009, the Department of Justice has refused to release the memo despite calls by members of Congress and several Freedom of Information Act requests.