contempt of Congress

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deliberate obstruction of the operation of the federal legislative branch

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Republican committee staff members already have said that Cordray could be held in contempt of Congress over allegations that the agency failed to produce records the panel requested dealing with the CFPB's Wells Fargo probe.
certified to a federal district attorney that Rumely was in contempt of Congress, so Rumely was tried in the U.
The House of Representatives voted 231 to 187, largely across party lines, on May 7 to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions on the IRS's handling of tea party groups.
In 1955 Seeger appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he refused to answer questions he said violated his constitutional rights, and in 1961 he was convicted on ten counts of contempt of Congress.
His political ties drew the attention of authorities during the McCarthy erahe was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955, and indicted on 10 counts of contempt of Congress in 1957.
Holder Is Held in Contempt of Congress," Washington Post, June 29.
Washington, June 29 ( ANI ): United States Attorney General Eric Holder, held in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over set of files on a failed gun-running investigation, said that the move was 'misguided' and lawmakers had been circulating 'truly absurd' conspiracy theories.
in contempt of Congress in a dispute over internal Justice Department documents related to the botched gun trafficking operation known as 'Fast and Furious.
Their comments about pharmacists in other settings may not rise to contempt of Congress, but they certainly meet the standard for contempt of patient care," said Anderson.
Following his refusal to appear on Thursday they ruled that the former advisor was breaking the law by refusing to cooperate - a possible first step toward holding him in contempt of congress.
Democrats voted yesterday, for the first time in decades, to hold two White House officials in contempt of Congress.
United States, (13) a different witness at the congressional hearings refused to provide answers, and was prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
Bruce Braley, D-IA, said the committee should consider whether to hold SBA Administrator Steven Preston in contempt of Congress.
As you probably know, the House Judiciary Committee has just voted along partisan lines to have a criminal contempt of Congress referral against White House legal counsel and the White House Chief of Staff.
Specific topics include Mae West and the frontiers of sexuality and race relations, the impact of women progressive reformers on popular cinema, theater licensing and the origins of movie censorship in New York, representations of global ethnicity, the politics of the Hollywood Ten (writers and directors jailed for contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities), and the Supreme Court and the decline of censorship in the 1950s and 60s.