CRS on the Honduras “Coup”:

The WSJ‘s Mary Anastasia O’Grady cites a new report by the Congressional Research Service on recent events in Honduras:

a report filed at the Library of Congress by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides what the administration has not offered, a serious legal review of the facts. “Available sources indicate that the judicial and legislative branches applied constitutional and statutory law in the case against President Zelaya in a manner that was judged by the Honduran authorities from both branches of the government to be in accordance with the Honduran legal system,” writes CRS senior foreign law specialist Norma C. Gutierrez in her report.

The report also apparently says:

“The Supreme Court of Honduras has constitutional and statutory authority to hear cases against the President of the Republic and many other high officers of the State, to adjudicate and enforce judgments, and to request the assistance of the public forces to enforce its rulings.”

I have yet to find a copy of this report on-line (it’s not this one). When I do, I will post a link and additional excerpts if warranted.

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