Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
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.
We saw this coming as more and more Liberals/Marxists were appointed by the Demoncrat Presidents. Demoncrat voters deserve this and it is sad the rain falls on the knowledgeable as well as the fools who caused it! Just how dumb can people be? They voted to loose their freedoms and ours!
I'm wondering if U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, despite all evidence to the contrary, thinks Obama and Holder will demonstrate ANY respect for the law or the court?
This woman is incredibly naive or just a Democrat. So why would she have ruled against Holder and the Justice Department, in the first place?
Obama will be gone in little more than two years, but our corrupt judiciary will remain with us forever unless Congress reforms it. When the founding fathers were planning a government based on independent branches exercising checks and balances on each other, Patrick Henry objected because he could not see any checks on the power of judges. His fears have proven well founded. Even the Supreme Court cannot control the lower courts. For example, in 2011, the Supreme Court rejected the requirement of the "mind reading test" established by the Merit System Protection Board and confirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. If a veteran's right to preference in public employment was violated and laws were broken during a civil service selection, the Merit System Protection Board would dismiss the case on the grounds that the veteran had not proven that the motive for breaking the law was animosity against servicemen and veterans. Unless an agency employee admitted to this animosity, the case would be dismissed. After the Supreme Court decided unanimously that this test is not required, and such cases should be treated like Title VII civil rights lawsuits, the Merit System Protection Board continued requiring the test to keep the appeal from a veteran from being heard. The Supreme Court has no power to discipline lower court judges who defy its decisions, and Congress avoids impeaching federal judges for fraud and corruption. Congress has the power to abolish all of the courts below the Supreme Courts and replace them with courts giving all decision power to juries, leaving the judges only to preside and not allow any evidence to be concealed. Grand juries composed of ordinary citizens should make decisions on whether cases should be prosecuted. This would go a long way toward eliminating our rampant judicial corruption. When I reported that former Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington State misappropriated about $32,000,000 in grants to provide employment services to veterans during her eight years in office, Eric Holder did not even respond to my letter. The misappropriation is a matter of public record. Holder has also protected former Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton from prosecution for trading about $7,000,000,000 in oil shales on federal lands to Royal Dutch Shell in return for a $1.3 million per year job with that company for herself. The crooks are protected by Holder, and Holder is protected by the judges, while Congress makes fools of its members for letting itself be bypassed and forsaking its role of providing checks and balances on the other two branches of the government.
We must all remember the republicans control the money in Washington.
When we have companies receiving our tax money it is time that we demand accountability,
Any department Obama or any Department , IRS,DOJ,FDA,BLM,NSA,DEA,ATF,VA,FBI, ETC abuses there power and spends money to bring illegals into this country and all the other things they do, we must demand congress stop there funds, is this to complicated for our elected officials or is it to complicated for us tax payers to take action and demand what we want. they work for us and need to be reminded of this.
Last thing this is the time to Google. SOCIALIST PARTY OF AMERICA AND SEE THE LIST OF 70 OR MORE CONGRESSMAN THAT BELONG TO THE SOCIALIST CAUCUS IN CONGRESS. All of these members need their names printed in your newspaper so we can turn them out to pasture, I have this list firstname.lastname@example.org
What a confused and inconsistant mess of illogic.
What has happen to our Judges. It seems that they care for the bad guys instead of the good guys. This judge is just plain wrong. Holder is a crook and needs to spend time in JAIL. He is a sleezzzz bag.
All US judges should be non-partisan people, never appointed by any of the government branches (Executive, Legislative or Judicial), and only serving no more than two 4 years term...! Otherwise, justice in our country is not guaranteed.
It's obvious she's on somebodies payroll, or Holder's partner in crime as the photo show's had something to do with the judge's decision.
Our country is and continues to be in a downward cycle, with corruption leading the way in D.C.. Is Ovomit the anti-Christ ?-YES. And anyone who attempts to silence the Bastard comes under scrutiny from anyone of his minions. This phony Bastard must be stopped along with the members of his Administration who obviously are doing their part in keeping him from prosecution or better.
RUNNING INTERFERENCE FOR THE EXECUTIVE...ONE LONE VOICE IN MSM FOX NEWS...AND A MILLION SPOTS OF LIGHT ON THE INTERNET "THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA"...THE PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID THOSE THAT WANT TO KNOW CAN FIND OUT. WHERE DID IT START??? THE ANSWER IS JUDICIAL OVERREACH AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE...I HOPE THE SO CALLED REPUBLICAN TIDAL WAVE NEXT MONTH WILL ESTABLISH A MAJORITY WITH THE POWER TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST THE SITTING JUDGES AND LOWER COURTS...ON THE BASIS OF VOTER NULLIFICATION....NOT ONLY IMPEACH BUT PROSECUTE...IT IS IN THE CONSTITUTION THEY DON'T HAVE A "FREE LIFETIME PASS" TO TRAMPLE THE WISHES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...HEY!! REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS!!!! HEAR THAT??? NOT JUST BARRY SOROTO aka BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, BUT THE SUPREME COURT THAT EMPOWERED HIM STARTING WITH THE CHIEF JUSTICE....HE WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF THE GATE WITHOUT "THEIR ENDORSEMENT AND COOPERATION".
Good photo, the way it should be.
If he works for Obama, he's a crook!
Aiding and abetting, dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and incompetence.