Good Government Now president Bill Murphy appeared on The Fred Holland Show to discuss our recent Capitol Hill event on the Inherent Contempt Enforcement Rule.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15th, 2018 Contact: Gabriella Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-753-2626 Experts to Debate Proposed House Inherent Contempt Enforcement Procedure in Panel Discussion
Good Government Now’s Bill Murphy appeared on The Stacy on the Right Show yesterday to discuss his recent column in The Hill and our recent
The Hill, September 5, 2018
The U.S. House should invoke a revised version of its historical inherent contempt enforcement power to address the refusal of Department of Justice (DOJ) officials to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking information such as occurred with the Clinton email and Russia investigations. Inherent contempt refers to the centuries-old practice of the U.S. Congress and other parliamentary bodies of defending their institutional authority and punishing contempts by holding trials to convict and sanction individuals who obstruct the legislative process.
The U.S. House should invoke a revised version of its historical inherent contempt enforcement power to address the refusal of DOJ officials to comply with
Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group are hosting a panel discussion titled “Can the House Strengthen Civil Enforcement of Subpoenas to the Executive Branch through Rules Changes?” on Capitol Hill this Friday, September 21st, 2018, from 12-1:30pm in Rayburn 2226. A panel of congressional oversight experts will debate the merits of a proposal by Good Government Now Senior Fellow Michael L. Stern to strengthen enforcement of congressional subpoenas of executive branch officials through a change to House rules.