Too Big a Canon in the President's Arsenal: Another Look at United States v. Nixon

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Emily Berman

University of Houston Law Center

Eric Lane

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Frederick Schwarz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This Article argues that the presumption of secrecy for presidential communications established by the Supreme Court in United States v. Nixon, rests on a misunderstanding of the true relationship between secrecy and candid advice, undermines the constitutional structure of checks and balances, and ignores the dangers that secrecy poses to democratic governance.

Keywords: executive privilege, constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Berman, Emily and Lane, Eric and Schwarz, Frederick, Too Big a Canon in the President's Arsenal: Another Look at United States v. Nixon (2010). George Mason Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2112155

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Frederick Schwarz

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