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Congress Votes Attorney General Eric Holder in Criminal Contempt

phorton Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 6:41 PM
I've yet to read anywhere what the contempt vote means in terms of Holders job duties. Is he still on the job or what? Someone please respond.

UPDATE II: The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil contempt, in addition to criminal contempt. Twenty-one Democrats voted with Republicans for civil contempt. Civil contempt will allow the Oversight Committee to proceed with their quest for documents in front of a judge, rather than simply relying on the U.S. Attorney in Washington D.C. to assess the charge. More:

Legal scholars say there is no practical way for Congress to get the documents except to go to court.

That will put a spotlight not only on Holder but also...