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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Fri May 8, 2020, 12:17 PM May 2020

**U.S. Chief Justice puts hold on disclosure of Russia investigation materials**

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-mueller-idUSKBN22K268?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday put a temporary hold on the disclosure to a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee of grand jury material redacted from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The block will remain in place while the court considers what action to take. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in March that the materials had to be disclosed to the House Judiciary Committee and refused to put that decision on hold. The appeals court said the materials had to be handed over by May 11 if the Supreme Court did not intervene.

The committee’s lawyers have until May 18 to file their response to the Justice Department’s request to block the materials being immediately handed over, Roberts’ brief order said.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to hear another showdown between Trump and the House, this time over committee subpoenas seeking his financial documents from his accounting firm and two banks. On the same day, the court is also weighing an attempt by a New York grand jury to obtain Trump’s tax returns and related materials.
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**U.S. Chief Justice puts hold on disclosure of Russia investigation materials** (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
Interesting that it is the Justice Dept that is requesting the information be blocked. kentuck May 2020 #1
I think we just found out where it stands. Zoonart May 2020 #9
AGAIN UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE bluestarone May 2020 #2
That was a no-brainer prediction. Igel May 2020 #8
I do hear what your saying BUT bluestarone May 2020 #10
The coup is just about complete. spanone May 2020 #3
It was complete years ago. SoonerPride May 2020 #4
+1 Botany May 2020 #5
Why would he do that if there was no collusion or involvement. Historic NY May 2020 #6
If it's a hoax, as trump told putin the other day, why block it? spanone May 2020 #7
I'll expect Roberts to vote ... GeorgeGist May 2020 #11
K&R Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #12

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
1. Interesting that it is the Justice Dept that is requesting the information be blocked.
Fri May 8, 2020, 12:21 PM
May 2020

The Committee's lawyers should take this all the way. Let's find out where this Supreme Court stands on the law.

Igel

(35,691 posts)
8. That was a no-brainer prediction.
Fri May 8, 2020, 01:04 PM
May 2020

If it's released, there can be no remedy if SCOTUS finds that the material should not be released. The SCOTUS' action would render the case moot, effectively deciding it before it heard it.

If it's delayed, then the case isn't moot.

Not "to the end of time." Soon the materials will be released or we'll know it's not. Might get sent back down for reconsideration. I'm not going to prejudge the situation. Sometimes I judge partisan and I'm right (and remember it), sometimes I judge partisan and I'm wrong (and tend to not remember it), sometimes I make screwball predictions. One thing I do know is that all the cases we hear about that are decided 5-4 just feed our confirmation biases--we want to believe the court decides everything on party lines, and focus on the times when there's a party gap, which is taken as the reason for the decision and conclusive evidence for believing the court decides everything on party lines. We don't hear about the overwhelming majority of the cases that aren't decided on party lines, or often the kinds of reasoning (because they do reason, all of them) that informs their decisions.

bluestarone

(17,574 posts)
10. I do hear what your saying BUT
Fri May 8, 2020, 01:24 PM
May 2020

Why couldn't they just finally rule that the court of appeals were correct in refusing to put the decision on hold?

Historic NY

(37,567 posts)
6. Why would he do that if there was no collusion or involvement.
Fri May 8, 2020, 01:00 PM
May 2020

I mean its only the Russian's , right. Why would the Justice Dept seek to hide this? Is it too delicate for the American palette? We've listened to months of BS from Washington, let us now judge what our peers heard in the grand jury.

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