Rule 42: Criminal Contempt. Re: AG Holder.Submitted by American Nomad on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:46
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.
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.