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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A vote on immunity for Goodling

The House Judiciary Committe is scheduled to consider granting immunity to Monica Goodling. Two questions:

1) If the House gives her immunity and the Senate doesn't, what does that mean? If she's granted immunity could they then compel her to testify?

2) Needing two thirds of the committee, it's going to require Republican votes. Do Republicans protect the administration by not granting her immunity? That seems a very awkward straddle.

UPDATE: NPR reported that the vote on immunity has been put off for one week at the request of committee Republicans. (Notably after Gonzales testifies.)

Also in legal, Check out the argument being used for excluding the Denver Three from that event in 2004.
Casper and Klinkerman's lawyers said the government has the same rights as a private corporation when its officials speak.

"The president may constitutionally make viewpoint-based exclusionary determinations in conveying his own message."


  • "viewpoint-based exclusionary determinations" - Goebbels would have been proud to have thought that one up.

    By Anonymous abi, at 6:11 PM  

  • It's just kinda creepy isn't it?

    And I also find their "president same as a private corporation" argument pretty odd.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 6:15 PM  

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