Endless inherent contempt

The first time law enforcement raided Congress was under the Bush Administration.

And they were abusing power.

The court found that the raid violated the Constitution.

Congress operates as a co-equal branch of government without being intimidated by the law enforcement powers of the executive branch.

The unanimous three-judge panel ordered the FBI to give Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson back all privileged legislative files, including copies, taken from his office during the unprecedented raid. [reuters]