Secrecy and Separated Powers: Executive Privilege Revisited

55 Pages Posted: 19 May 2006  

Heidi Kitrosser

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

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Abstract

This Article assesses the constitutional validity of executive privilege, focusing solely on executive privilege disputes between Congress and the President or other high-ranking executive branch officers. This Article defines such conflicts broadly to include clashes over information sought directly by Congress (or by a committee or subcommittee thereof), clashes over information sought by individuals through congressionally drawn public access statutes, and clashes over information sought by congressionally created agencies.

Keywords: constitutional law, separation of powers, executive privilege, government secrecy

Suggested Citation

Kitrosser, Heidi, Secrecy and Separated Powers: Executive Privilege Revisited. Iowa Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 2, p. 489, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=902877

Heidi Kitrosser (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )

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Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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