Court reverses order keeping Fast and Furious docs secret

A federal appeals court has ordered that a case involving the release of some Fast and Furious documents should be returned to a lower court for "clarification." The order gives investigators into the gun-walking scandal another opportunity to view documents that the Justice Department claims were under "non-disclosure rules." The Hill: At issue are a few dozen pages of documents that lawyers representing the Justice Department and the House hammered out in 2013, while discussing a settlement about the House’s lawsuit over “Fast and Furious.” The government ultimately did not reach a settlement in those negotiations. It would take until this January for District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to demand that the Justice Department release documents about the failed “gun-walking” operation.  But in March 2013, the conservative legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act...(Read Full Post)