Monday, March 01, 2004
The Sierra Club has submitted a formal request for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from the upcoming hearing on whether Vice President Dick Cheney must release documents detailing Cheney's meetings with high level energy company executives. Previously released documents say that ex-Enron CEO Ken Lay was in the meetings and opponents say that Cheney molded energy policy based on these meetings. It is the policy of the Supreme Court that only the presiding justice can recuse himself from a case. Scalia's impartiality has recently come into question after he took a hunting trip with Vice President Cheney.
Color me an "opponent." I'm guessing he won't do the right thing. If he does recuse himself then a 4-4 deadlock is possible, in which case the appeals court decision stands, and the documents will be released.
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