House Committee's Bid For 'Fast and Furious' Docs Stymied

Law360, Washington (August 20, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice does not have to immediately cough up documents subpoenaed by a House committee in a dispute over the controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking program, but must prove that privilege legitimately applies to each document, a D.C. federal judge ruled Wednesday.

In a court conference U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied cross-motions for summary judgment, ruling that the DOJ didn't have to hand over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee all subpoenaed documents related to the program, but that it would have to show the specific basis for the "deliberative process" privilege it has...

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