HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Subpoena dysfunction

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:26 PM

Subpoena dysfunction

Ted Lieu just said one of the reasons "no witnesses called" was because subpoenas were getting stifled in the courts. My question is why all of a sudden Congress can't get subpoenas effectively served? Why the sudden impotence of the process?

5 replies, 732 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Subpoena dysfunction (Original post)
Pantagruel Feb 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2021 #1
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2021 #4
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #3
Pantagruel Feb 2021 #5

Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:32 PM

1. Ted Cruz a source of truth?

News to me. But watch how the 1/6/21 Insurrection Inquiry evolves. It's all about the evidence gathering and connecting the dots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:33 PM

2. Ted Lieu, not Cruz

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:36 PM

4. Whoa, total misread on my part.

Need to understand this more deeply before I can comment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:35 PM

3. Subpoenas can get served quickly

 

But the witnesses can object and stall, and tie up the matter in court, sometimes for years, as happened throughout 2018 and 2019.

Subpoenaing witnesses does not mean witnesses will show up that day, or the next or even the next week or month, to testify.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:04 PM

5. Lieu cited the McGahn subpoena

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_re:_Don_McGahn

As counsel to POTUS, I get the issues but what about the rest of the world?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread