DC Judge Lets Holder Lawsuit Go Forward

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the Justice Department’s request to dismiss a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. brought by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the National Law Journal reports. Holder has refused to produce certain documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running controversy despite the committee's subpoena. House lawyers, however, also suffered a setback, when Jackson rejected their request to keep the case moving amidst the shutdown, finding "no exigent circumstances in this case that would justify an order of the Court forcing furloughed attorneys to return to their desks."