Senate backs for court author of drone-targeting rationale

Posted: May 22, 2014 at 5:47 a.m.

A former Justice Department official who helped craft the legal rationale of President Barack Obama's administration for using drones to kill suspected American terrorists abroad won preliminary Senate approval Wednesday to become a federal appeals court judge.

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