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Baker v. Carr (1962)

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Baker v. Carr — Further Readings

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U.S. v. Nixon (1974)

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Landmark Supreme Court Cases: U.S. v. Nixon Resources include background summaries, key excerpts of the majority opinion, and a diagram of how this case moved through the court system.

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Executive Privilege

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Congressional Research Service: Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice and Recent Developments A comprehensive federal agency resource on executive privilege.


NPR: What Are the Limits of Executive Privilege? (Audio file)

Slate: Executive Nonsense: Bush’s assertion of privilege is wildly misplaced—and could lead to another Watergate By Bruce Fein.

Did the Press Uncover Watergate? By Edward Jay Epstein.

Duke Law Journal: Executive Privilege Revived?: Secrecy and Conflict During the Bush Presidency Article by Mark J. Rozell.

Iowa Law Review: Secrecy and Separated Powers: Executive Privilege Revisited Article by Heidi Kitrosser, University of Minnesota School of Law

Richard Nixon

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Special Prosecutors

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Biographies of Leon Jaworski: Leon Jaworski

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U.S. v. Richard Nixon: The Final Crisis By Frank Mankiewicz

Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth By Raoul Berger

Executive Privilege: The Dilemma of Secrecy and Democratic Accountability By Mark J. Rozell.

The Politics of Executive Privilege By Louis Fisher.

Watergate By Fred Emery.

All the President’s Men By Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

Citizendium: Richard Nixon Bibliography

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