In The Good Wife episode 7.15 titled, Targets, Alicia Florrick is selected for a small panel of legal advisers to partake an a legal analysis of some executive order that pertains to killing enemy combatants of the United States. She is one of two selected civilian lawyers, being the wife of the current sitting Illinois Governor.
And I'm Oren Cleary, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It's a mouthful, I know. This is a confidential session. All of the items and materials discussed here are subject, under penalty of law, to confidentiality rules.
You may take notes during this session, but those notes must be relinquished before we've finished. And no items or evidence may be taken from this room. Understood? Good.
As I'm sure you're aware, the executive branch has taken flack lately for its legal justification regarding Executive Order 12333. The president has asked for a broader consensus on action item 56-984B. Our two civilian consultants have been granted TS/SCI clearance to take part. Please break the seal on your briefing materials now.
My question is, do panels like this with some civilian lawyers actually exist to help advise the President on legal matters, especially to help determine an execution of an enemy combatant or terrorist? How realistic is this?