Fast & Furious Document Trial Delayed by Shutdown

Judge Amy Jackson may have refused to dismiss the House Government Operations and Oversight’s suit for documents related to the “Fast and Furious” scandal, but she was willing to delay the case until the federal government reopens.  As the WSJ law blog reports, she issued a sharply worded order announcing her decision.

“There are no exigent circumstances in this case that would justify an order of the Court forcing furloughed attorneys to return to their desks,” Judge Jackson wrote.

“Moreover, while the vast majority of litigants who now must endure a delay in the progress of their matters do so due to circumstances beyond their control, that cannot be said of the House of Representatives, which has played a role in the shutdown that prompted the stay motion.”

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