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  •  What is the statute of limitations (0+ / 0-)

    for comtempt of Congress?

    Kagro wrote:

    The House's schedule adjournment date is September 26th, and for the first time in a long time, the House leadership is talking about actually sticking to it or close to it, with no lame duck session planned. Remember that even if lightning were to strike and the House were to go with inherent contempt, Rove could not be detained after the House adjourned sine die.

    The above applies specfically to inherent contempt, which as I understand would in principle be enforced by Congress' Sgt-at-Arms, not by the executive's DOJ

    Can a new adminsitration, new DOJ, new set of USA attorneys prosecute contempt of Congress cases?

    There is no such thing as a free market.

    by Albanius on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 07:07:12 PM PDT

    •  issue a new supoena in Jan 2009 (0+ / 0-)

      then when he becomes 'in contempt' again...go get him!

      Where people fear the government there is tyrany: "Where the government fears the people, you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson

      by ROADRUNNER DEM on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 07:34:22 PM PDT

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