Bush Orders Jefferson Documents Sealed
President Bush has sealed the records seized by the FBI from Rep. William Jefferson's congressional office.
The president directed that no one involved in the investigation have access to the documents taken last weekend from the office of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., and that they remain in the custody of the Justice Department's solicitor general.
Bush's move was described as an attempt to cool off a heated confrontation between his administration and leaders of House leaders of both parties, particularly Speaker Dennis Hastert.
The Solicitor General's office? A commenter at Law Prof Orrin Kerr's blog says:
The Solicitor General's office is an impenetrable lockbox! It is clothed in sovereign immunity from everything! What's more, the Solicitor General's offices cannot be breached by a warrant! The Solicitor General speaks and debates before the Supreme Court and thus is protected by Article III AND Article I.
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