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[87WashLRev0813] Executive Privilege Under Washington’s Separation of Powers Doctrine

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dc.contributor.author Marchisio, Lee
dc.contributor.author Washington Law Review
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-05T16:06:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-05T16:06:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation 87 Wash. L. Rev. 813 (2012) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1177
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Since United States v. Nixon, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized a qualified executive privilege grounded in federal separation of powers. The privilege allows the President to withhold executive branch communications when disclosure would undermine presidential decisionmaking while executing core constitutional duties. Several states have followed the Supreme Court’s lead and adopted an analogous gubernatorial privilege under state constitutional separation of powers. Focusing on Washington State’s well-developed separation of powers doctrine and strong populist history, this Comment argues that the Washington State Supreme Court should recognize a qualified gubernatorial privilege that also respects the state’s long history of citizen oversight. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [87WashLRev0813] Executive Privilege Under Washington’s Separation of Powers Doctrine en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2012 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US

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