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Court Rejects Obama Admin
Executive Privilege Arguments

Washington Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/18/2013 9:16:32 PM

A federal judge Tuesday rejected the Obama administration’s sweeping claims of executive privilege and ordered the disclosure of a foreign aid directive signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 but never publicly released. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled the presidential order is not within the bounds of executive privilege and called the government’s arguments in favor of secrecy “troubling.” “The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight … to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,’” Huvelle said. The

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This is outstanding!! This was a Clinton appointee who slapped down hard the 0bama regime. Judge Napolitano just said he had never seen such a harsh decision against a sitting president. What a beautiful thing and very much deserved!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 12/18/2013 11:45:16 PM     (No. 9659637)

Wow. Must Read for Thursday? Sounds like a glimmer of good news amongst the Fog of Horrid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/19/2013 2:02:57 AM     (No. 9659709)

Just ran a search for "Judge Ellen Huvelle" on Google news. To this hour, this particular story has been reported by:
TheBlaze.com, BizPac Review, Wash.Times, Washington Free Beacon, FOX News, and KSL.com (Utah), PolicyMic, Secrecy News.
Notably absent:
CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, NY Times, Wash. Post, MSNBC, LA Times, PBS News, Bloomberg, Reuters, A.P., etc.

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