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David Barron

Senate Confirms Drone-Memo Author David Barron To Appeals Court

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Former Justice Department lawyer David Barron won confirmation to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, despite concerns raised about his role in justifying the killing of American citizens abroad suspected of terrorist activities. The Senate voted, 53-45, to give final approval to Barron. A […]

May 22, 2014

Secret Justice Department Memo Justifies Assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki

A secret memo, written by Justice Department lawyers David Barron and Martin Lederman, provides a legal rationale for the assassination of Al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki, according to the New York Times. Al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen last month in an attack carried out by an unmanned CIA drone. His death was controversial, since unlike other […]

October 9, 2011