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October 17, 2012

Dismissal of Gun Suit Is Sought

The Justice Department has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by the House oversight committee seeking to compel the Obama administration to release more internal records involving the botched gun-trafficking case known asOperation Fast and Furious. The judiciary should play no role in a dispute like this one between the executive and legislative branches, the department said in a brief filed Monday night in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In this case, the White House has asserted executive privilege over its internal deliberations, and the House of Representatives has voted to holdAttorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for refusing to comply with the committee’s demands.
From: NY Times