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  • U.S. judge rejects government bid to kill 'Fast and Furious' suit

    10/01/2013 5:05:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    KFGO ^ | 30 Sept 2013 | Nick Brown
    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Republican lawmakers who accuse Attorney General Eric Holder of wrongfully withholding documents tied to an investigation into a botched probe of gun trafficking on the U.S.-Mexican border. "Neither legal nor prudential considerations support the dismissal of this action," District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote in a ruling rejecting the Department of Justice's request to dismiss the lawsuit in federal court in Washington. The Republican-led House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sued Holder in August 2012, seeking to enforce its subpoena connected to the gun trafficking...
  • Fresh DOJ loss in ‘Fast and Furious’ docs fight

    10/01/2013 4:33:59 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 19 replies
    Poltico ^ | 9/30/13 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to keep the courts from wading into the “Fast and Furious” documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year. In a ruling Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson turned down the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege to prevent some records about the administration’s response to the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal from being turned over to Congress. snip The decision from...