Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Those VP records

This came down a few days ago: Ruling on Records Delivers a Win to Cheney

The judge has lifted an injunction against the OVP handling their records as they see fit because she sees no basis for presuming ill intent. The lawsuit in question was arguing exactly that: that an injunction to preserve all records was necessary because there's such a high suspicion that there will be inappropriate destruction of documents. Given that the judge herself comments on the Justice Department's "constantly shifting arguments" that have been rejected at every turn, it seems her decision could easily have gone the other way, but that's not what happened. As it stands now, the OVP is free to do as they please and be judged after the fact.

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