The majority Dems in control of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (“FCIC”) voted to violate the law, and delay their report.
The Reps voted to obey the law and deliver a report on time, noting the delay seemed to be in order to release it at the same time as a book about it.
For Dems, laws & deadlines are for the little people.
Of course, part of the reason for the crisis was that big rich companies were illiquid, and possibly insolvent, and they were “required by law” to pay certain obligations on time. Payment on time, following the laws … this is how civilizations are successfully built. And not following the laws is how they crumble.