Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Judge Slaps Down Eric Holder's Request For Fast and Furious Lawsuit to be Dismissed

The Obama administration basically says: We know nothing of this operation, and exert executive privilege, well, because.  Echos of "You're Racist!" are only in my imagination, so far.

Late Monday night, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied a Department of Justice request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the House Oversight Committee last summer over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

“In the Court's view endorsing the proposition that the executive may assert an unreviewable right to withhold materials from the legislature would offend the Constitution more than undertaking to resolve the specific dispute that has been presented here,” Jackson wrote in her ruling. "Neither legal nor prudential considerations support the dismissal of this action, the defendant’s motion to dismiss the action will be denied."

The lawsuit was filed shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over requested Fast and Furious documents to Congress and after President Obama asserted executive privilege over documents despite denying any involvement in the operation.

 More by Katie Pavlich at Here

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