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Rule 42: Criminal Contempt. Re: AG Holder.



There are two very different contempt proceedings.

1. Civil Contempt.
2. Criminal Contempt.

Civil contempt is akin to censuring in that the punishment is a relative slap on the wrist with no real consequence.
Criminal contempt charges are referred to a criminal court and can result in severe consequence, such as jail.

When this all began, I was sure that congress would not have the spine to level criminal contempt. I fully expected them to only prefer charges of civil contempt. To my amazement, I was happily wrong.
Congress has charged AG Holder with Criminal Contempt.

Which leads us to Rule 42: Criminal Contempt.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_42

Now, since the powers that be enjoy a sort of monopoly it begs the question; will he be given a "Get out of jail free" card or a "Go to jail, go directly to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200" card?

I have no doubt that justice will be served, but to what degree is unknown.

In matters of Liberty and Justice, faith alone will not suffice. Action, activity and activism on the part of all good citizens will be necessary.
It is not enough to demand justice, we must ensure it.

In Liberty.

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So, Holders criminal contempt charges will be referred to

criminal Holders office for prosecution?

Holder will be allowed to do what AG Alberto Gonzalez was allowed to do when he stood accused of perjury before congress: resign and never to be heard again while practicing law and of course he will be commended for his patriotic service to the nation by that other patriot B. Obama.

Doubtful.



The rule seems to imply that in a situation of conflict of interest, an independent council would be appointed to prosecute the case.
Obviously, the DOJ prosecuting its own department head would be a conflict.

Remember, when it comes to securing Liberty and Justice; together, we're heavy. In short time, the usurpers of our Constitution shall feel the burden of the combined weight of We the People.

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

deacon's picture

witholder

will take one for the team
he will be the fall guy for the others
involved

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Yes Deacon...



...but not willingly.

Which translates into being "Thrown under the bus"!!!

Either way, I look forward to that day. I'll drive the bus and pay for the gas.

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

fireant's picture

Doesn't CONgressional contempt travel under a different set of

rules?

Undo what Wilson did

Good question! I wish I knew all the answers.



I do not.
I am certainly and constantly seeking them!

Experience tells me that you may be right, however AG Holder is not a member of Congress and would not be afforded those protections...

I apologize! That last sentence is more of a question than a statement!

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad