The Cheney Decision --- A Missed Chance to Straighten Out Some Muddled Issues
Vikram D. Amar
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Cato Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming
The Supreme Court's ruling in Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia was not really surprising; in some ways it was fully in keeping with this term's big theme - deciding not to decide. As predictable as it may have been, though, the Court's opinion in Cheney represents a missed opportunity for the Court to educate and clarify on two confusing subjects: so-called executive privileges and immunities, and the complex office of the vice presidency.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 3, 2011
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