Monday, December 24, 2007

What Is the Extent of the Speech and Debate Clause

That is a question being posed by the Bush Administration on an appeal of a decision related to the FBI raid on Rep. William Jefferson's Congressional office.

The cert petition asks:
“Whether the Speech or Debate Clause provides a non-disclosure privilege that bars Executive Branch agents from executing a judicially issued warrant in a Member’s office to search for non-legislative records of criminal activity.”
The cert petition is here and a good discussion of the case is here.

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