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Authors

Mark P. Doherty

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This comment describes justifications for the doctrine of executive privilege and then examines various arguments against its legitimacy and use. This comment then reflects on several historical invocations of the privilege and the ensuing public, political, and judicial reactions. Finally, the author suggests that Congress implement guidelines for legitimate invocations of the executive privilege and outlines an effective system to safeguard this constitutional executive prerogative.

First Page

801

Last Page

839

Publication Date

7-1-1999

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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