The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.
The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.
The ruling is the latest in a growing cascade of federal and state court decisions declaring a right to marry for gay couples.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center says a decade of work to reduce the danger from land mines has been washed away by the rising waters.