Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mukasey Refuses to Proceed Against Bolten & Miers

Professor Peter Henning here, had raised the issue of whether AG Mukasay would issue a contempt citation against Bolten and Miers. And we now know the answer. Dan Eggen of the Washington Post writes, Mukasay Refuses to Prosecute Bush Aides. It seems that Attorney General Mukasey is taking the position that Bolten and Miers refusal to comply with a congressional subpeona does not constitute a crime.

Check our Scotus Blog - Congress's Contempt Power: Law, History, Practice and Procedure

Talkleft in July wrote here

This places the ball back in the Congressional hands - and the issue will be whether they force the issue with Mukasey or move onto the courts for a remedy.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2008/03/dan-eggen-of-th.html

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