Bush Exerts Executive Privilege In EPA Investigation

Law360, New York (June 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Bush has asserted executive privilege in an attempt to stop a U.S. congressional committee from subpoenaing documents surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court decision over the regulation of car emissions.

On Friday, Bush exerted his power, immediately before the congressional committee devoted to energy and global warming issues was scheduled to vote on a resolution to hold EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Select Committee on...
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