Scott Horton Interviews Chip Pitts
Chip Pitts, lecturer at Stanford Law School, discusses the government’s continuing attack on the Bill of Rights, Obama’s asserted power of extrajudicial assassination that would seem to be in violation of due process in the Fifth Amendment, the steady erosion of dignity for air travelers subject to TSA security theater, the ACLU/CCR lawsuit challenging the government’s ability to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki, the threat of a global arms race in predator drones and why the US response to terrorism so far has only made the problem worse.
More information about the Freedom Summit mentioned at the show’s beginning can be found here.
MP3 here. (27:59)
Chip Pitts is the former chairman of Amnesty International USA Board. He has taught courses on ethical globalization, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, and international business and human rights at Stanford Law School, Oxford University, and elsewhere. Formerly an adjunct then full-time professor at Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, he has also been a partner at the global law firm Baker & McKenzie, then Chief Legal Officer of Nokia, Inc., and an investor, founding executive, and consultant to various start-up businesses in Austin, Texas and Silicon Valley.