DOJ Ignores Judicial Role In Fast And Furious Suit: Judge

Law360, Washington (April 24, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge seemed unlikely Wednesday to toss House Republicans' lawsuit seeking U.S. Department of Justice documents related to the controversial Fast and Furious gun-tracking program, saying the agency's arguments ignored the court's check-and-balance role among government branches.

DOJ attorney Ian Gershengorn claimed during a hearing that it would be inappropriate for the court to enter the political fray and weigh in on the heated fight between the executive branch and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman...
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