The Miller Center Asserts Executive Privilege

by Andrew Rudalevige on August 2, 2012

in Bureaucracy,Legislative Politics,Presidency

This week’s back-and-forth between the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Justice Department over the Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking (sic) initiative serves as a useful hook for a new report from the good folks at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The Center has pulled together scholars in the field to provide an extensive historical overview on executive privilege – as most recently asserted by President Obama to block the provision of deliberative documents to the Committee investigation (see here for a June post thereon).

An online exhibition on the topic, with links to the new report and also to a related report of a 1998 task force on the separation of powers, can be accessed here.  Enjoy!

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