DOJ Calls House Fast And Furious Suit A Political Dispute

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday pressed a Washington federal judge to toss a U.S. House of Representatives committee's suit seeking to force the production of internal DOJ documents related to the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

In its move to dismiss the case, the DOJ argues that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is wrongly attempting to have the courts adjudicate a political dispute between Congress and the executive branch regarding documents over which the president has asserted executive privilege....
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COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES v. LYNCH


Case Number

1:12-cv-01332

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District Of Columbia

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Amy Berman Jackson

Date Filed

August 13, 2012

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