~e; The Fall of the Cheney White House (Pending)

From human being <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Thu, 28 Nov 2002 00:28:07 -0600
Cc electronetwork-l@openflows.org

// by being denied routing to favorable and thoroughly-
// corrupted federal court systems (see: Microsoft anti-
// trust case, for example) the respect of judgeships to
// determine the law is outside of political control- the
// way it is intended to be in a democracy. and exactly
// opposite of what the Cheney-controlled (or uncontrollable)
// White Subdivision on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.
// was intended to represent. outright corruption will not
// stand. when Cheney falls, so does the U.S. administration.
// Vice President Cheney needs to step-down and let the legal
// process pursue its course, to let people know what their
// government is doing, and for who and for what reasons.
// All of which are being used as a defense for national
// security, which really means: Cheney's personal security.
// 3 months is a generous guess as to when this goes down.

Judge Refuses to Turn Over Cheney Case


Judge Refuses to Turn Over Cheney Case
Wed Nov 27, 6:14 PM ET
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Bush  
administration's attempt to take a lawsuit against Vice President Dick  
Cheney (news - web sites)'s energy task force to a federal appeals  

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan let stand his order  
requiring the White House by Dec. 9 to produce task force documents it  
considers not to be privileged and make available a list of documents  
it believes should continue to be withheld.

Sullivan said Wednesday that the Justice Department (news - web sites)  
had not shown adequate reason why he should turn the case over the  
appeals court before a final judgment.

Separately, the U.S. Court of Appeals is still considering an emergency  
petition the Justice Department filed Nov. 12 requesting a review of  
Sullivan's orders in the case.

The documents are being sought in connection with a lawsuit seeking  
information on what outside groups influenced the Cheney task force as  
it prepared an energy policy report in early 2001. The actions were  
filed by Sierra Club (news - web sites) and Judicial Watch, a  
conservative watchdog group, and later combined into one case.

Government lawyers have argued the documents should be withheld because  
they are part of the deliberative process. Still, the White House was  
continuing to examine boxes of task force papers and some 10,000  
e-mails in an attempt to comply with the judge's order. Sullivan  
originally sought the documents by Nov. 5, but extended the deadline.

David Bookbinder, an attorney for the Sierra Club, said the Bush  
administration's attempt to divert the case to the appeals court was  
another effort to prolong and delay the litigation and circumvent the  
Dec. 9 deadline.

Judicial Watch praised Sullivan's ruling in a statement, calling the  
administration's request for an appeal before the case is even decided  
"unorthodox to say the least."

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