David Barron is Confirmed, but Questions Surrounding His “Drone Memo” Remain Unanswered

Harvard law professor, former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, recipient of the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service and the National Intelligence Achievement Medal. This partial list of impressive credentials makes David J. Barron an ideal candidate for a federal judgeship nominee. But this list does not include the credential for which Barron is most famous—the credential that makes his nomination controversial.  David Barron is the co-author of a legal document used by the Obama administration to justify the…