New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

We the People: Court's creation of Executive Privilege without foundation

 

November 29, 2021

The Supreme Court's historic rejection in U.S. v. Nixon (1974) - "The Watergate Tapes Case" - of President Richard Nixon's assertion of an "absolute" and "unreviewable" authority to invoke executive privilege, saved the republic from an unaccountable, autocratic executive, and won richly-deserved praise from a grateful citizenry across America.

But the court cut the ground from beneath its land...



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