Court overturns order keeping Fast and Furious documents sealed

The HillA federal appeals court on Friday overturned a lower court ruling that kept a lid on a handful of documents related to a lawsuit from Congress over the Obama administration’s botched “Fast and Furious” operation.

The ruling does not necessarily mean that the eight documents will be released. Instead, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit merely referred the matter back to a lower court to seek clarity about another judge’s order.

The immediate practical problem with using the courts as a remedy for executive misbehavior is that the courts drag out problems rather than solve them in a reasonable problem. This case should have been resolved years ago when it was still relevant. Instead, we're unlikely to see these documents before the end of Obama's second term. If they contain evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors by Eric Holder, he's resigned already. If they contain evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors by Obama, what's the point of opening an impeachment trial when he has less than a year in office remaining?

This entry was published Thu Feb 25 11:00:31 CST 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-02-25 11:00:31.0. [Tweet]

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