Congress has been refusing to do its job for quite some time also and Mukasey’s decision not to pursue contempt charges against White House staff as riled some feathers.

As promised, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she has given the Judiciary Committee authority to file a lawsuit against Bolten and Miers in federal court.

“The House shall do so promptly,” she said in a statement.

Mukasey said Bolten and Miers were right in ignoring subpoenas to provide Congress with White House documents or testify about the firings of federal prosecutors.

“The department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute Mr. Bolten or Ms. Miers,” Mukasey wrote Pelosi.

Pelosi shot back that the aides can expect a lawsuit.

More tough talk from Pelosi who hasn’t accomplished anything during the 110th Congress but I mention this here because when our public officials do not do their job the civil court becomes the last resource even in DC. More than likely a lawsuit will be filed regarding the Carl Foster case and with luck it will convert to a class action when more citizens come forward. Given the DAs refusal to do his job this is, sadly, the only way any change will come forth in Coos County.