A federal judge has declined a House committee's bid to have Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt of court — and perhaps even jailed — for failing to turn over documents related to the Justice Department' s response to Operation Fast and Furious.

However, in a ruling Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson also denied Holder's request for an indefinite stay of her prior order that the attorney general must turn over any "non-privileged" documents the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed as part of an investigation into the botched gunrunning investigation. The judge previously ruled that Holder must give the panel any documents that are not both predecisional and deliberative in nature.

Jackson called the House contempt motion "entirely unnecessary" and said it was evident that she was considering the government's motion to lift her prior order. "Under those circumstances, the Court finds no basis to hold defendant in contempt," she wrote.

But the judge also said she saw no reason to allow the Justice Department to withhold unprivileged documents until the case was complete. She ordered those records turned over to the committee by Nov. 3, along with a log of the records claimed to be privileged.

"Though the Court has the discretion to grant a stay in the interests of judicial economy and efficiency, pending appeal or otherwise, there is no pending appeal here and the Court has already ruled that defendant has no legal basis to withhold non-deliberative documents. The 'possibility' of an appeal and piecemeal litigation does not satisfy defendant’s burden to demonstrative a 'clear case of hardship or inequity' without a stay," she wrote in her decision (posted here).

A Justice Department spokesman welcomed the decision, at least the part rebuffing the motion to hold Holder in contempt. "We are pleased that the court rejected the committee's latest stunt," spokesman Brian Fallon said.

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Our "JUSTICE" System SIMPLY IS NOT Justice!

This judge, apparently, has no concept of CONTEMPT!

This liberal judge is owned by the progressive liberals!  

Eric Holder is an obvious, in-your-face criminal who should be in prison. The American People know this.  This judge is in Obama's pocket and/or afraid of the consequences of crossing "the Regime" and holding someone accountable for something!!!

She may be in the pocket of the Federal bureacracy, but I would bet that she has compromised her ethics and morals because of fear of reprisal and the potential loss of her seat of power! She fails to understand that there is far more at stake here than merely keeping her job! She has compromised the trust of the American people and in essence has said that law breakers like Eric "the snake" Holder are above the law!

Do we not see the problem here? The enemies of freedom are using our own laws to defeat our freedoms.. Some Americans voted for Democrats for the WH! When they get in they appoint Liberal Justices. We are finding out this means that our Constitutional rights are not as before.. they are directed from two treasonous places.. the WH and the court! LIBERAL COURTS.. Oh Oh, there goes honor as that is a relative thing! No absolute morals as this is also a matter of relativism!

Hopefully after the November elections we can

clean up DC and finally say GOODBYE to obama

and all the DEMOCRAPS and muslims in our government!

WHAT A NICE THOUGHT!

COULD NOT AGREE W/U MORE

AND IT CAN BE DONE IF WE JUST DO IT VOTE NO DEMS IN NOT ONE NONE ZERO 

computertech

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Another Nazi in the alleged "judicial system" doing her master's bidding.

Maybe they should hold U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in contempt first, then have a real judge hold Holder in contempt, along with Brian Fallon.

The judge ruled on feelings and what is good for the communist party. It's so obviously clear that Holder should be held and jailed for contempt. Alleged judge Amy Berman Jackson should be removed from the bench for her judicial blindness.

What else can we expect from her? an Ashkenazi liberal Jewish, and nothing less than appointed by the Kenyan illegal in the WH...!!

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California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

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Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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