The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against President Obama and the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with regard to their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information concerning Obama’s drone assignation program.

The ACLU inquired about “targeted killings” and "the putative legal basis for carrying out targeted killings; any restrictions on those who may be targeted; any civilian casualties; any geographic limits on the program; the number of targeted killings that the agency has carried out."

The information requested under FOIA was refused “because the very fact of the existence of such documents is itself classified, protect from disclosure by statues, and privileged.”