For some of us, the idea of the Constitution being shredded is not something new. It was clearly evident during the George W. Bush presidency with the legally dubious memos written by then Justice Department flak John Yoo justifying the torture (enhanced interrogation techniques) of detainees. Again these memos were always kept secret for reasons of national security and only became known when they were leaked to the press.
These secret, legally dubious Justice Department memos are of course still being written by the current administration. For all practical purposes they've become the "new" constitution and the law has become whatever they say it is.
 "U.S mulls strike on American, officials weigh new kill-list rules, citizenship of suspect in Pakistan", by Ken Dilanian, "Tribune Washington Bureau" for "The Baltimore Sun", February 11, 2014.
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