Saturday | July 13, 2002
Open Gov't: 1, Cheney secrecy: 0
In a follow up to his oral ruling a few weeks back, a federal judge eviscerated Cheney and his efforts to keep the energy task force records secret.
The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, was issued Thursday night and follows an oral ruling Sullivan made on May 23. The opinion called "troubling" the administration's argument that the two groups should not be allowed to sue for documents and information about the task force under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.The judge's order was in response to a motion to dismiss, and allows the suit to move forward. Judicial Watch, which has filed one of the lawsuits and has become Cheney's biggest nemesis, will seek to depose Cheney as part of its discovery process. Posted July 13, 2002 10:27 AM | Comments (1)