Scalia won't step down from Cheney energy case
Friday, March 19, 2004

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday rejected a motion to recuse himself from Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force case.

Scalia went on a duck-hunting trip with Dick Cheney, who ran the task force. But he said their friendship had nothing to do with the case, in which Cheney is named as a defendant in his official capacity.

The Sierra Club, one of the plaintiffs seeking information from the task force, filed the motion. Scalia, in a 22-page opinion, ridiculed the organization for not advancing a legal basis for the recusal, and blamed the media for writing about the trip.

The case will be heard April 27. The Bush administration appealed a decision that forced them to turn over documents related to the task force.

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Scalia Decision:
Cheney v. United States Dist. Court for D. C. (March 18, 2004)

Lower Court Decision:
IN RE: CHENEY, No. 02-5354 (D.C. Cir. July 08, 2003)

Relevant Documents:
Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America’s Future (The White House 5/17)
ERRATA: Corrections (The White House 5/17)

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