Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The William Jefferson Case: Reinforcements from the WSJ. In an editorial today, the WSJ sees a serious separation of powers issue. The editors are unimpressed by the argument that because the Justice Department got a District Judge to issue a search warrant there is no Constitutional problem. I didn't know until I read the editorial that the President impounded the siezed documents until the matter cools off some, releasing them in the meanwhile neither to the Justice Department nor to the Speaker. That shows some worthy discretion.