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Rogue House Committee Abuses the Congressional Subpoena Power To Protect Fossil Fuel Companies

October 17, 2016
By John Langford

What limits does the Constitution place on Congress’s power to subpoena communications between private actors and state attorneys general? That question lies at the heart of an ongoing controversy between nine science advocacy organizations, several state attorneys general, and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology’s Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).

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