The Cheney Decision --- A Missed Chance to Straighten Out Some Muddled Issues

Cato Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming

24 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2011

See all articles by Vikram D. Amar

Vikram D. Amar

University of California, Davis - School of Law; University of Illinois College of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Amar, Vikram D., The Cheney Decision --- A Missed Chance to Straighten Out Some Muddled Issues (2004). Cato Supreme Court Review, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1952946

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