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Professor Barron Nominated, Hughes Confirmed

This afternoon President Obama nominated Harvard Law School Professor David Barron to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Barron previously served in the Obama Administration as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.  In other judicial confirmination news, the Senate unanimoulsy confirmed Justice Department career attorney Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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