Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Imperial Presidency...

Federal judge rules Bush's aides can be subpoenaed - Yahoo! News
A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Bush's contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress' power to investigate the executive branch...
The ruling comes from a Bush judicial appointee... who further said "there's no legal basis for Bush's argument"...
He said the executive branch could not point to a single case in
which courts held that White House aides were immune from congressional

"That simple yet critical fact bears repeating: The asserted
absolute immunity claim here is entirely unsupported by existing case
law," Bates wrote.

It would seem that the imperial presidency is finally on the way out: both literally and operationally.

How a group of elected officials considers themselves so far above the law is amazing to me... I only hope they are compelled to testify before Bush leaves office -- even if nothing significant comes of it, at least more information on the politicalization of this administration will come to the light of day.

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