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Senate confirms circuit court nominee

Barron wrote legal justification for U.S. drone strikes on Americans abroad

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 3:44 a.m.

Senate Democrats overcame opposition by Republicans and quelled concerns by some civil libertarians Thursday, approving President Barack Obama's nominee for a top federal judgeship. The nominee is an architect of the administration's legal argument that allows the use of U.S. drones to kill American terror suspects overseas.

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