On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected efforts to require Hillary Clinton to face a deposition over her unsecured emails while serving in the Obama administration.
The supreme court justices denied the appeal from the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. Keeping the same decision put in place by a federal appeals court ruling from last August which stated that Clinton could not be forced to sit for a deposition.
Judicial Watch wanted to remove Clinton, her aide Cheyrl Mills, and other State Department employees over Clinton’s irresponsible use of an unsecured personal email.
Clinton’s emails were subject to FBI investigation, which the FBI declined to charge her for violating federal record-keeping requirements and other crimes.
Clinton’s emails were a major political blunder that resulted in her failed 2016 bid against former President Donald Trump.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement accusing the court of a “double standard”.
“Hillary Clinton ignored the law but received special protection from both the courts and law enforcement,” he said. “For countless Americans, this double standard of justice has destroyed confidence in the fair administration of justice.”
This case is Judicial Watch Inc. v. Clinton, No. 20-1051 in the Supreme Court of the United States.