The Bush administration wants to say that its officials have carte blanche to ignore congressional subpoenas, to which Judge John Bates replies:
The executive’s current claim of absolute immunity from compelled Congressional process for senior presidential aides is without any support in the case law.
Mark Kleiman observes that this is the legal equivalent of being told your argument is bullshit. For real analysis read Marty Lederman.
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