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EDITORIAL: A contemptuous administration--Obama team runs afoul of the law in drilling dispute
The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 02/05/2011 11:24:09 AM PST by jazusamo

The Obama administration doesn’t hide its contempt for Congress, independent agencies, watchdog groups, the media and whistle-blowers. Now a federal judge has found the administration in contempt of court. It’s about time.

The case, Hornbeck Offshore Services v. Salazar, centers on a company challenging the moratorium on deep-water drilling imposed after the BP oil spill. On June 22, U.S. District Judge Martin L.C.Feldman ordered Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar not to enforce the moratorium because it appeared “arbitrary and capricious and, therefore, unlawful.” The 5thU.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the order. Mr. Salazar got around the injunction by rewording a few technical terms and issuing a second moratorium four days later. Even after that second moratorium was lifted on Oct. 12, no deep-water and only a few shallow-water permits have been issued.

Suffering from loss of business, Hornbeck asked Judge Feldman to force the government to pay its attorneys fees, and on Wednesday he agreed on the basis that the administration was in civil contempt...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: bpspill; drillingmoratorium; obama; salazar
I guess Salazar wasn't jailed for contempt because it was considered a civil case but Judge Feldman should have jailed him.
1 posted on 02/05/2011 11:24:15 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“A contemptuous administration—Obama team runs afoul of the law in drilling dispute:

“Apparently they don’t know who I am,” he said, with a smirk. Then he headed out to ride his bike and have an ice cream cone, shake some hands and smile for the camera.


3 posted on 02/05/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: jazusamo

*His signature piece of legislation has been ruled unconstitutional

*His interior department has been ruled in contempt of court

*He gave up the UK’s nuke secrets to the Russians

Anyone have a more complete list along these lines?


4 posted on 02/05/2011 11:30:19 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: icwhatudo

But then what is the good of being King if you can’t abuse your power.


5 posted on 02/05/2011 11:32:18 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: jazusamo
This could be construed as an impeachable offense.

Where is the NYT, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN...?

6 posted on 02/05/2011 11:34:51 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: icwhatudo

*Holder and his Justice Department flat out ignore some laws and break others.


7 posted on 02/05/2011 11:36:32 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Flycatcher

Sounds like it to me too but the enemedia will have no part of it.


8 posted on 02/05/2011 11:37:40 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

BTTT Oil


9 posted on 02/05/2011 11:38:46 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: jazusamo
Suffering from loss of business, Hornbeck asked Judge Feldman to force the government to pay its attorneys fees, and on Wednesday he agreed on the basis that the administration was in civil contempt...

Swell. We taxpayers get to pay. Nobody at Interior will have to personally pony up or fear jail. Nope. More swag from the Treasury will be how this ends.

10 posted on 02/05/2011 11:39:00 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep, Zer0 and thugs break laws and we pay, it’s reminiscent of a third world country.


11 posted on 02/05/2011 11:41:56 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

You Racist....

:^P


12 posted on 02/05/2011 11:43:43 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: jazusamo

Time for the Judge to issue another injunction and allow Oil Companies a Judicial Permit..and then let the Supreme Court sort it out. I doubt that obama would send troops to stop the drilling....


13 posted on 02/05/2011 12:04:29 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt Republicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: icwhatudo

*His signature piece of legislation has been ruled unconstitutional

*His interior department has been ruled in contempt of court

*He gave up the UK’s nuke secrets to the Russians

Anyone have a more complete list along these lines?


* Obama and his allies Code Pinkos and Billy the Bomber and bernadine instigated civil unrest in Egypt to try and force a 30 year ally out of power

* The Obama administration is making an end run around Congress and the courts trying to implement their cap and trade agenda through regulation of green house gases with the EPA

* The Pigford II settlement is all due to Obama (look up the history), Pigford II is fraud against the American taxpayer. Obama has enabled fraud.


14 posted on 02/05/2011 12:25:44 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: jazusamo

And Louis. Landreau still follows all of Obama’s orders, totally unconcerned about how this is affecting the State of Louisina.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 12:41:50 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: icwhatudo; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
*His signature piece of legislation has been ruled unconstitutional

*His interior department has been ruled in contempt of court

*He gave up the UK’s nuke secrets to the Russians

That's a good enough list. He's impeachable, and it's insane that it's not going to happen.

16 posted on 02/05/2011 12:50:10 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: jazusamo

If there is no law, there is no law.

The laws protecting those in power are nullified the same as those protecting the citizens they nullify.


17 posted on 02/05/2011 12:58:07 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: icwhatudo

That list is enough for impeachment IMHO.


18 posted on 02/05/2011 1:02:03 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo

Doesn’t matter if it is a civil case - a Judge can jail you for contempt big time with no problem at all.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 2:11:31 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Thanks, I didn’t think it should matter but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why Salazar wasn’t jailed.

I’m talking about when it happened, a few days after Judge Feldman made the ruling Salazar issued another moratorium and IMO he should have been jailed then for contempt.


20 posted on 02/05/2011 2:18:48 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: icwhatudo
This list would have the media howling for impeachment if it was a Republican in office. With 0bama, complete cover for their messiah.

What's remarkable in your list is that these have all come to light within the past week or so. After 4 years, zero's list of corruption is going to be a stack of papers as large as the 0bamacare fiasco.

21 posted on 02/05/2011 3:22:41 PM PST by Nasher
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To: jazusamo; All

Drill, baby, drill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2668837/posts


22 posted on 02/05/2011 3:34:40 PM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: jazusamo

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- - - - - NEWS FROM BARBARA BOXER, UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA - - - - -

January 28, 2011

Dear Friend:

This week I introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection Act, a bill to permanently prohibit new offshore drilling along the Pacific coast. I was joined by all the Senators from the West Coast – including my colleague from California, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) – in offering this critical legislation to protect the 570,000 jobs and $34 billion coastal economy of our three states.

Additional offshore oil development along the Pacific shoreline would needlessly endanger irreplaceable natural resources and our vital coastal economies.

President Obama has not included the West Coast in any new offshore oil and gas development plans through at least 2017, but we need permanent protection. The West Coast Ocean Protection Act includes clear language stating that “the Secretary of the Interior shall not issue a lease for the exploration, development, or production of oil or natural gas in any area of the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of the State of California, Oregon or Washington.”

Be assured that I will work to enact this important bill to safeguard our entire coastline from harmful offshore drilling.

Sincerely,
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23 posted on 02/05/2011 3:38:02 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: raptor22

Thanks, good article.


24 posted on 02/05/2011 3:44:16 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Foolsgold

Thanks. Babs in living in lala land if she thinks this will pass the house.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 3:47:34 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Enlightened, superior, brilliant, really-really smart progressives can never run afoul of the law. They ARE the law of nature and the universe.

/Sarc/


26 posted on 02/05/2011 6:11:16 PM PST by ripley
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To: choctaw man
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27 posted on 02/05/2011 10:27:05 PM PST by Cobra64
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