Congress's Contempt Power and the Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas: A Sketch

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This report examines the source of Congress's contempt power, analyzes the procedures associated with inherent contempt, criminal contempt, and the civil enforcement of subpoenas, and discusses the obstacles that face Congress in enforcing a contempt action against an executive branch official.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: August 14, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Garvey, Todd

Legislative Attorney

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Dolan, Alissa M.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: August 14, 2012
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United States
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This report examines the source of Congress's contempt power, analyzes the procedures associated with inherent contempt, criminal contempt, and the civil enforcement of subpoenas, and discusses the obstacles that face Congress in enforcing a contempt action against an executive branch official.

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18 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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