Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.
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.