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Tue Nov 17, 2020, 04:10 PM

House Democrats ask to delay Supreme Court arguments over Mueller docs

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to postpone oral arguments in an upcoming case concerning grand jury material redacted from former special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

The lawyers argued that now that Joe Biden has been elected president and a new Congress will begin in early January, a "newly constituted" committee will determine whether it wishes to continue to pursue the documents.

If the court grants the request, it would put off a major separation of powers fight, testing the ability of the Justice Department to control grand jury information from a historic, deeply political investigation it conducted that could also aid congressional investigations.

In February, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to take up the case, blocking the release of the documents for now.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/politics/house-democrats-supreme-court-mueller/index.html

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L.Pharmstrong Nov 2020 #1

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. More likely

 

That a new Justice Department will allow the now-redacted excerpts to be disclosed and the case would be rendered academic and the case dismissed as moot. I donít see how a new committee would make a difference given that we still control the House.

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