posted on May, 20 2010 @ 08:47 PM
How is this possible? We have documents that were purposefully archived by professional archivists using modern technology which has sophisticated
means to retrieve documents by extensive criteria.
Having done this kind of work, I can tell you that the documents can be produced in a matter of hours.
They are correct that upon retrieval the documents need to be reviewed, but they do not need to be read line by line. Most of the documents will
obviously not germane and can be tossed. Others will certainly take more time, but with the congressional staffs made available, these materials
could certainly be produced within a couple of weeks.
This is a life time appointment and even should the documentation infrastructure be such that it took a couple of months longer, why not take a few
They also knew that Stevens was going to pull the pin and had to be looking at a short list of candidates for months. Why not begin to pull the
materials early, both to ensure you have the right candidate but also to facilitate a speedy confirmation process?
First they won't let the press speak with her cousin for follow-up questions. Next the won't allow the News York Times to audit a class on the US
constitution being given by her brother, even though both her brother and the school invited them in. Now it looks like they are going to not produce
documents which could be extremely insightful to her judicial temperment.
What is going on here and where is the outcry?
I can tell you from first hand experience that when the government issues you a document request, they give you a very limited amount of time to
produce the documents under the discovery objective. These are documents that are very arcane and detailed in nature. It does not matter how
difficult it is to obtain them or how much work is involved. You need to produce them within the allotted time frame. Many a firm has had teams of
staff pulling all-nighters to comply with government document requests. Now the government can't comply with a similar request?
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