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    Rand Paul Op-Ed: Barron not qualified for fed bench

    Barron not qualified for fed bench

    Nominee OK’d killing American overseas

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    By: Rand Paul

    Harvard Law professor David Barron is a former acting assistant attorney general in the Obama administration. While in President Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel he wrote memos justifying the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen abroad.

    Last year, the president nominated Barron to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and a vote on his nomination is expected this week. I am going to fight this nomination, because I believe Barron has disqualified himself from serving as a federal judge.

    I’ve read the Barron memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation. While the president forbids me from discussing what is in the memos, I can tell you what is not in the memos.

    There is no valid legal precedent to justify the killing of an American citizen not engaged in combat. In fact, one can surmise as much because the legal question at hand has never been adjudicated.


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    go Rand go!! I like the tone he sets in the article.

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    It's a good retort against secret law. It still seems just so surreal that such a discussion even has to take place.
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    When is the filibuster supposed to start? And when is the vote on this supposed to be?

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    Go Rand!
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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he has the votes to confirm David Barron, the author of memos justifying drone strikes against American citizens, to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Reid said most of the members of the Senate Democratic caucus were satisfied with the defense of Barron provided by White House lawyers at a private briefing last week.

    “We’ll vote on the Barron filibuster, stopping that tomorrow. I think we’ll be okay,” Reid said at a Tuesday press conference.

    Reid needs a simple majority to quash a GOP filibuster of Barron that threatened to attract Democratic support.

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