In a blistering rebuke Judge Jackson has denied the DOJ’s request for stay on Don McGahn testimony.

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which means that , as of this moment, McGahn must testify. It was a very nicely worded ruling. I'll try to find it.

PDF of ruling below.

Found it. It is 17 pages.
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IV.​

“‘[A]n impeachment investigation involving the President of the United States’ is ‘a matter of the most critical moment to the Nation.’” In re Application of Comm. on Judiciary, 2019 WL 5608827, at *3 (quoting In re Report & Recommendation of June 6, 1972 Grand Jury, 370 F. Supp. 1219, 1230 (D.D.C. 1974) (Sirica, C.J.))) (alteration in original). Indeed, the fact that the issuance of a stay of McGahn’s testimony wouldimpede an investigation that a committee of Congress is undertaking as part of an impeachment inquiry is yet another distinction between the instant circumstances and those that existed when the D.C. Circuit stayed the district court order in Miers. And as this Court noted above, the D.C. Circuit Miers panel also did not address any of the four traditional stay factors, each of which weighs against the issuance of a stay under the circumstances presented here for the reasons previously explained.

Accordingly, it is hereby

ORDERED that DOJ’s Motion to Stay Pending Appeal and For Immediate Administrative Stay (ECF No. 49) is DENIED. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the administrative stay entered by this Court on November 27, 2019 (see Minute Order of Nov. 27, 2019), is LIFTED.

DATE: December 2, 2019

 
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The Trump administration hasn't yet blatantly defied a court order. I've been watching for it to happen though.
the ruling basically tells the DOJ that they're full of crap. Everyone already pretty much knows they're just trying to run out the clock. But, to see it in print as told by a judge , as Katyal said - is "remarkable". This nonsense of just going along with what ever Trump wants needs to stop. These people know better.
 

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Found it. It is 17 pages.
:cool:


IV.​

“‘[A]n impeachment investigation involving the President of the United States’ is ‘a matter of the most critical moment to the Nation.’” In re Application of Comm. on Judiciary, 2019 WL 5608827, at *3 (quoting In re Report & Recommendation of June 6, 1972 Grand Jury, 370 F. Supp. 1219, 1230 (D.D.C. 1974) (Sirica, C.J.))) (alteration in original). Indeed, the fact that the issuance of a stay of McGahn’s testimony wouldimpede an investigation that a committee of Congress is undertaking as part of an impeachment inquiry is yet another distinction between the instant circumstances and those that existed when the D.C. Circuit stayed the district court order in Miers. And as this Court noted above, the D.C. Circuit Miers panel also did not address any of the four traditional stay factors, each of which weighs against the issuance of a stay under the circumstances presented here for the reasons previously explained.

Accordingly, it is hereby

ORDERED that DOJ’s Motion to Stay Pending Appeal and For Immediate Administrative Stay (ECF No. 49) is DENIED. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the administrative stay entered by this Court on November 27, 2019 (see Minute Order of Nov. 27, 2019), is LIFTED.

DATE: December 2, 2019

 
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