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House panel: Let courts decide Fast and Furious
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Posted on 11/21/2012 3:36:12 PM PST by TurboZamboni
WASHINGTONA House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border. In a 65-page filing about Operation Fast and Furious, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said federal courts have routinely reviewed the validity of congressional inquiries. The lawyers for the House said Holder's contention that courts cannot adjudicate political disputes would permanently shut the courthouse doors to virtually all disputes between the executive and legislative branches.
In court papers filed last month, the Justice Department said the courts must defer to the time-tested political process of stepping aside and letting Congress and the executive resolve their political differences.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; border; brianterry; dea; dhs; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; guns; gunwalker; holder; issa; jaimezapata; obama; terry; whitewash; zapata
"Labeling a dispute 'political' is not a legal argument; it is a talking point masqueradingpoorlyas an argument," said the filing for the committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. "Federal courts have been deciding cases regarding the executive's compliance with subpoenas since the earliest days of the Republic."
To: TurboZamboni; calif_reaganite
Push ‘em back, push ‘em back, harder, harder... push ‘em back, farther, farther!!!
posted on 11/21/2012 3:58:57 PM PST
(Welcome to the next 50 months of an unprecedebted lame duck session!!!)
Zero Holder’s budget, what is so difficult to understand about the power of the purse?
posted on 11/21/2012 4:01:26 PM PST
("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
...station a video camera outside Holder’s residence.... Just for starters... these folks are liars....
posted on 11/21/2012 4:04:59 PM PST
Government lawyer in court against government lawyers. let the gravy train roll! I expect nothing to come of it....
posted on 11/21/2012 4:08:58 PM PST
( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
As I said earlier; Down the rabbit hole, never to be heard of again. Benghazi is next. Then they can all sit around and sing Kumbya.
posted on 11/21/2012 4:09:08 PM PST
(Republican, a national party no more.)
I haven’t seen or heard much from Issa lately. Is he still around?
Calling Judge Sirica.
Sirica did more to expose Watergate than Woodward and Bernstein. He made them talk except for Gordon Liddy.
posted on 11/21/2012 4:19:40 PM PST
by A'elian' nation
(Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
Is the Justice Department/White House still holding out on a privilege log?
They should be shredded in court without one.
Of course they can't submit a list of documents and reasons for privilege because then they will expose their hands.
Either they will clue the committee into new documents they don't have or if they don't list a document which the committee knows of but doesn't "officially" have it could be bad.
posted on 11/21/2012 11:04:19 PM PST
by little jeremiah
(Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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