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Jail for Contempt of Congress?

Congress has held former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify about the IRS scandal involving greater and more taxing (as it were) scrutiny of conservative advocacy groups than of liberal ones.  It has referred the contempt citation to the Justice Department for prosecution.

This raises a question:  What is the realistic likelihood of a prosecution's being undertaken? Let me put that another way:  What is the realistic likelihood of Obama's naming Kent Scheidegger to the Ninth Circuit?

But here's the really interesting issue:  Can Congress on its own imprison Ms. Lerner?

Darned if I know, but Roll Call has a notable article about it.

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