“House Lawyers Defend ‘Speech or Debate’ Protections”

Legal Times:

A bipartisan group of congressional leaders filed court papers Tuesday defending the constitutional shield that protects members of Congress and their staff from being forced to provide information about legislative activities.

The Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives filed the amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., is challenging his conviction on public corruption charges.

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