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Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Kevin M. Baron

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Executive privilege (EP) as a political tool has created a grey area of constitutional power between the legislative and executive branches. By focusing on the post-WWII political usage of executive ... More


Eisenhower’s executive privilege and the public interest

Kevin M. Baron

in Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter delves into the depths of one of the most important developments within modern American politics, the creation and institutionalization of executive privilege. In facing a fervent ... More


Can the President Be Compelled to Testify under Oath?

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Executive privilege is a doctrine closely akin to attorney-client privilege that allows presidents to resist judicial demands for evidence or testimony under hazily defined circumstances. It is ... More


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