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Mon May 20, 2019, 06:42 PM

BOOM: Mehta goes on to conclude that "Congress's motives are off limits"

Mehta goes on to conclude that “Congress’s motives are off limits,” so long as the focus of the probe stays within the body’s broad remit to investigate. “It is not the court’s role to decipher whether Congress’s true purpose in pursuing an investigation is to aid legislation or something more sinister such as exacting political retribution,”


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wcOqhrV6_3hCJMhpWQ-qeSjaiZJaUGVJ/view (p 19 of 41)
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/judge-trump-mazars-subpoena
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/20/judge-upholds-dem-subpoena-for-trump-financial-records-1335370

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Reply BOOM: Mehta goes on to conclude that "Congress's motives are off limits" (Original post)
kpete May 2019 OP
TruckFump May 2019 #1
Shrike47 May 2019 #2
UTUSN May 2019 #3
gademocrat7 May 2019 #4
NoMoreRepugs May 2019 #5
corbettkroehler May 2019 #9
maxsolomon May 2019 #6
StarfishSaver May 2019 #8
maxsolomon May 2019 #10
StarfishSaver May 2019 #11
pnwmom May 2019 #12
maxsolomon May 2019 #14
Evolve Dammit May 2019 #7
burrowowl May 2019 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 06:49 PM

1. I love this judge.

From the quote in the opening of the opinion, to this conclusion. Well written!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:11 PM

2. Lovely memorandum. One in the eye to Trump.

And I keep hearing the wind whisper ‘Whitewater’.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:26 PM

3. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:29 PM

4. Good news.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:29 PM

5. Faux and ReichWing radio are going to beat the drum about Judge Mehta being an Obama appointee

for the foreseeable future.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #5)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:43 PM

9. Because The More Impartial And Disinterested A Jurist, The More Liberal! (n/t)

So much for "strict constructionist"!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:29 PM

6. Appeal filed in 3... 2... 1...

Trump and his personal atty Barr know Congress will get what it wants, but they want to drag it out in the courts until the great unwashed forget, or see the Dem's pursuit as vindictive.

2020 is going to be the ugliest campaign in American history.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:41 PM

8. In the meantime, Congress will get the returns

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #8)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:43 PM

10. they will?

it wont' get appealed tomorrow morning and a stay placed on the decision?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:47 PM

11. It's possible the appellate court will issue a stay, but it probably won't happen that fast.

I'll have to research this to be sure of the exact procedure ... Hang on for a few ...

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:30 PM

12. Don't they generally not issue a stay unless they think the appellant has a good case?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #12)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:22 PM

14. I dunno, I'm asking

I guess we'll just find out...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:33 PM

7. He hates Obama so much. I want the PeePee tape. Cuz it's too bizarre not to be true.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:47 PM

13. Read the first 10 pages

his arguments are iron-clad. It's good reading.

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