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Who Has Time for Contempt?

Rove's fate over in the Senate is also unclear. The committee finally passed contempt resolutions against Rove and Bolten last month, but no one has publicly promised anything as far as timing for a vote in the full Senate goes.

As Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) told us last month, the court battle that's likely to ensue after contempt citations (if they are ever passed) is likely to outlast the Bush administration. But the result of such a battle could determine if a future administration could get away with the same thing.