The Senate confirmed David Barron for a slot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Thursday over objections rooted in his work on legal memos that justified targeted drone strikes against Americans abroad.
The confirmation vote—53-45—was expected after Barron’s nomination cleared a procedural hurdle Wednesday. Barron, a Harvard Law School professor, needed a simple majority for confirmation to the First Circuit.
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