Reports crucial to Norton contempt
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With the government no longer objecting to reports by court monitor Joseph S. Kieffer III, the trust fund contempt trial against Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb will be moving at a much quicker pace.

But it also means U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth will have an easier time finding both of them in contempt. Prior to the challenge of the reports, he had told government lawyers that they demonstrated she engaged in contemptuous behaviors upon setting foot in office earlier this year.

Get the Story:
Norton lawyers to admit critical reports (The Denver Post 12/21)

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Relevant Links:
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Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton -

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