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The GAO's Assault on the Executive Branch
The American Legion Magazine (2002)
  • John C. Eastman
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • Separation of Powers,
  • President,
  • Congress,
  • General Accounting Office
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Publication Date
July, 2002
Citation Information
John C. Eastman. "The GAO's Assault on the Executive Branch" The American Legion Magazine (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_eastman/60/