Skip to comments.'DOJ practice' slammed by politicos, group (“You can quote those who speak but you can’t quote me.")
Posted on 07/10/2012 4:25:55 PM PDT by Ken H
A U.S. senator, a U.S. representative and a nonprofit First Amendment advocacy group each have sent a letter of complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice after one of its attorneys demanded she not be quoted or recorded by a Daily Iberian reporter at a public meeting. Further they express concern over the veiled threat the attorney used.
The complaint letters describe senior trial attorney Rachel Hranitzkys behavior at a June 12 public meeting held inside New Iberias City Council chambers.
Before the meeting started, Hranitzky asked if there were any media present and told the Daily Iberian reporter he couldnt quote or record her.
You can quote those who speak, but you cant quote me, Hranitzky said, according to a story that ran in The Daily Iberian June 13.
When the reporter questioned her about the law that allowed such an assertion to be made, Hranitzky said the Department of Justice has special rules on how its attorneys can be quoted. But she cited no law or code that allowed for her demand.
(Excerpt) Read more at iberianet.com ...
They make up rules as they go along. Who’s going to stop them? No one, that’s who. Supreme Court? Keep dreaming.
And what happens if the DOJ ignores these requests as well? Congress has the power of the purse. Cut off funding if the Executive Branch runs wild.
Tip o’ the hat for finding this.
Exactly, the House has the gold so it can refuse to fund any abuse including so-called entitlements. If a president objects, tell him to take it to SCOTUS.
The DOJ has ignored this.
They’ve also ignored Issa with Fast and Furious.
And they will continue to ignore the House unless the GOP finds some courage and is willing to shut them down.
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