Court Rejects Holder's Fast and Furious Appeal

Image: Court Rejects Holder's Fast and Furious Appeal

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 11:00 AM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A federal judge Monday denied Attorney General Eric Holder's request  for a fast-track appeal a decision allowing the House to continue with its subpoena for documents in the botched Fast and Furious gun-running scheme.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that her Sept. 30 decision, rejecting Holder's bid to dismiss Congress' lawsuit, did not deserve swift review, reports Politico.

"While the Court agrees with defendant's characterization of the matter as significant, that is not the test," she wrote in her decision.

"The Court is not of the opinion that its denial of the motion to dismiss involves a controlling question of law as to which there is a substantial ground for difference of opinion," Berman said in the four-page ruling.

The decision means the Justice Department will have to turn over a log of what documents were withheld from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

But the judge did not rule on whether any documents were improperly kept from the committee under an executive-privilege claim by President Barack Obama, and has not ordered that the documents themselves should be turned over.

Holder will have an opportunity to ask the courts to withhold the documents, the judge said, adding, "The Court expresses no opinion at this time as to how that motion would be resolved."

A lengthy litigation process now is likely to unfold in district court.

"There's still no order saying they must produce a single document," former House Counsel Stan Brand told Politico.

"We're six months or more from that final decision and it will be appealed then," he said.

Related stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Embattled Cuomo Defends Handling of 'Corrupt' Corruption Panel

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 16:43 PM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administ . . .

9/11 Museum Allowed to Display Ground Zero Cross-shaped Beam

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 16:38 PM

A cross-shaped steel beam pulled from the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York days after the Sept. 11 . . .

Ben Carson on Running for President: 'It Is a Step Closer'

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 15:10 PM

Dr. Ben Carson told Newsmax TV on Monday that he is getting closer to declaring himself a candidate for president in 201 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved