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Paul starts new drone war
The Hill ^ | May 5 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by PoloSec

Sen. Rand Paul has warned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that he will place a hold on one of President Obama’s appellate court nominees because of his role in crafting the legal basis for Obama’s drone policy.

Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, has informed Reid he will object to David Barron’s nomination to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, unless the Justice Department makes public the memos he authored justifying the killing of an American citizen in Yemen.


The ACLU has sided with Paul, who has a handful of Democratic allies.

“No senator should be voting on this nomination until they have an opportunity to read all of the OLC opinions he has written on targeted killing,” said Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: droneattacks; drones; dronestrikes; harryreid; obamaswar; randpaul; waronterror

1 posted on 05/05/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Paul still playing to the Left Wing college crowd?

They may support him on this issue but they are silent in their criticism of President Obama on this policy.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 11:16:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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