Thursday, July 31, 2008

Running out the clock

A judge rules:

[T]he White House position "is without any support in case law," Judge John D. Bates wrote.
John Boehner replies:
"I'm sure it'll be appealed and it'll go on into next year and it'll become a moot issue."
In other words, the Bushists are above the law and just want to run out the clock on their slow motion coup d'etat.

The next Congress must reissue these subpoenas when there's a Justice Department worthy of the name to see that they are enforced.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is this moot" If litigation can be used to avoid a valid subpoena, does this create a result that is capable of avoiding enforcement? If so, is this a circumstance that circumvents the docrine of mootness?