Monday, July 10, 2006
What does Nancy Polisi and Denny Hastert think about this ruling? Now the Feds can look at the material seized in the raid. I wonder; did Bill Jefferson have a freezer in his office? Still no money in my freezer! I checked before I clicked "Publish Post".
Judge Rules FBI Raid on Rep. Jefferson's Office Was Legal
WASHINGTON — An FBI raid on a Louisiana congressman's Capitol Hill office was legal, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan said members of Congress are not above the law. He rejected requests from lawmakers and Democratic Rep. William Jefferson to return material seized by the FBI in a May 20-21 search of Jefferson's office.
In a 28-page opinion, Hogan dismissed arguments that the first-ever raid on a congressman's office violated the Constitution's protections against intimidation of elected officials. more...