Monday, May 12, 2014

Show Us the Drone Memos

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From: barry levine 
Date: Mon, May 12, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Subject: re: Show Us the Drone Memos
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To the Editor:
       That the nominee's understandings of due process of law and of the Executive power over life and death are germane to his nomination to the U.S. Court of appeals seems self-evident. What remains obscure--perhaps deliberately obscured--is the reason that we are so far denied a look at David J. Barron's legal opinions. Nothing in all his other writings can be as pertinent to his potential appointment to the court.
   Is professor Barron--or president Obama--invoking attorney/client privilege? Now that the killings are known and acknowledged, what is being protected? And if the president of the United States can kill one citizen for engaging in noxious political speech--and another just for being the son of the first--can any of us feel safe?
    Surely there are legitimate questions that need answers before anyone is elevated to the court of appeals for life.
Barry Haskell Levine

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