Cheney secrecy case back to the lower courts


Geraldine Sealey
June 24, 2004 7:18PM (UTC)

So the Supreme Court didn't order Dick Cheney to release the records of his secretive energy task force -- but it sent the matter back to the lower courts, and the case is not dead yet.

The decision came down 7-2, and we know everyone is dying to know how Justice Scalia came down on the matter. One of the more celebrated aspects of this case was Scalia's refusal to recuse himself after going duck-hunting with Cheney while the court was considering his case.

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Not so shocking: Scalia was with the majority, and he and Clarence Thomas wrote an opinion saying a federal court "clearly exceeded" its authority in ordering the administration to release the records.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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