Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Renzi v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on January 17, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-557 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether the Speech or Debate Clause has a non-disclosure privilege that prevents agents of the executive from obtaining legislative-act materials from a Member of Congress without consent; and (2) whether the Speech or Debate Clause's protections for fact-finding and investigation of potential legislation extend to individual Members of Congress and, if so, whether those protections are subject to a crime-fraud exception.

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Certiorari-stage documents

 
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