Last month, Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss a suit filed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to enforce a subpoena for documents related to the “Fast and Furious” scandal. Today, Judge Jackson rebuffed the Justice Department again, refusing to certify her decision for an immediate appeal. According to Judge Jackson, her decision denying the government’s motion to dismiss did not involve “a controlling question of law as to which there is a substantial ground for difference of opinion.” Josh Gerstein of Politico reports on what comes next:
Jackson’s latest ruling means it is likely the Justice Department will have to produce a detailed log of what was withheld from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and why. Rounds of protracted litigation over the legitimacy of the withholdings seem all but certain, unless the sides come to an agreement which has heretofore eluded them.