July 8, 2007

EXECUTIVE PREROGATIVES ARE AS VALID AGAINST THE JUDICIARY AS AGAINST THE LEGISLATIVE:

White House Will Deny New Request In Attorneys Probe (Peter Baker, July 8, 2007, Washington Post)

The White House has decided to defy Congress's latest demand for information regarding the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys, sources familiar with the decision said yesterday. Such an action would escalate the constitutional struggle and propel it closer to a court showdown. [...]

The impasse is leading to "a monumental clash between the executive and legislative branches of government," Taylor's attorney, W. Neil Eggleston, wrote in a letter sent yesterday to Fielding and leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "This clash may ultimately be resolved by the judicial branch."


It is because the clash is between two branches that the third has no role.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2007 7:35 AM
Comments

Congress can start by investigating Clinton's firing of the whole of lot them as one of his opening ploys.

Posted by: erp at July 8, 2007 10:15 AM
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