The House Judiciary Committee looks at target killings of American citizens by unmanned drones. The hearing, chaired by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), examines the Obama administration's drone policy and guarantees of due process on the battlefield for U.S. citizens.
The Judiciary Committee has requested access to Justice Department documents justifying targeted killings which were released to House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
In background information on the hearing, Chairman Goodlatte said, “oversight of the Department of Justice is a key function of the House Committee on the Judiciary, as is the protection of the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens."