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Archive of entries posted on July 2007

See You in Court

As discussed it my last post, disputes between the executive and legislative branches over the latter’s demands for information are nothing new.They have in fact occurred continuously throughout our history, beginning with the Washington administration and occurring in virtually every other administration since. Traditionally, however, these disputes have been resolved by political accommodation and compromise, [...]

Everything Old is New Again

A press release from Congressman Barney Frank states as follows: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced legislation today that would require the appointment of a special prosecutor each time the House votes an official of the executive branch in contempt of Congress. “After listening to the testimony of [the Attorney General] before the Judiciary Committee and his refusal [...]