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WSLG136 – FLU Preview: The Holder Contempt: A Case Study in Congress?s Authority to Enforce Subpoenas – 7/27/2012

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Author: Alissa M. Dolan; Todd Garvey

Pages: 2

What happens when an agency refuses to cooperate with congressional committee requests for documents or testimony on matters within the committee?s jurisdiction? The House of Representatives confronted questions surrounding this subject once again in June 2012, when it held Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress in response to the Department of Justice?s unwillingness to comply fully with committee subpoenas issued as part of the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.

 

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