Friday, August 01, 2008

So Now They Have to Ignore a District Court, Instead

From today's New York Times:
    Judge Rules Bush Advisers Can’t Ignore Subpoenas

    Published: August 1, 2008

    WASHINGTON — President Bush’s top advisers cannot ignore subpoenas issued by Congress, a federal judge ruled on Thursday in a case that involves the firings of several United States attorneys but has much wider constitutional implications for all three branches of government.

    “The executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled Congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law,” the judge, John D. Bates, ruled in United States District Court here.

Read all about it here. But understand it ain't over, by a long shot.

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