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The GAO's Assault on the Executive Branch
The American Legion Magazine (2002)
  • John C. Eastman
This article explores the constitutional issues involved with the General Accounting Office's suit to force Vice President Cheney to disclose notes and attendance records from confidential, executive-branch meetings of an energy task force established by the President to give advice on a national energy policy. Noting that the presidency was deliberately designed to be able to operation with secrecy and dispatch, when necessary, the article concludes that the GAO's suit is a dangerous violation of separation of powers principles.
  • Separation of Powers,
  • President,
  • Congress,
  • General Accounting Office
Publication Date
July, 2002
Citation Information
John C. Eastman. "The GAO's Assault on the Executive Branch" The American Legion Magazine (2002)
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