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Albany Law School hosting symposium on drone use

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Legal scholars, judges and lawyers will gather at Albany Law School to discuss the U.S. military's use of unmanned aircraft here at home and overseas.

Thursday afternoon's symposium is titled, "Game of Drones: The Uses and Potential Abuses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the U.S. and Abroad."

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Nicholas Rostow, distinguished research professor at the National Defense University in Washington, will give the keynote address on the use of drones during war, as well as the U.S. president's constitutional authorities.

Other topics to be discussed include the use of drones for targeted killing, domestic drone use and use of drones by journalists.

The symposium is being hosted by the student-run Albany Government Law Review.

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