Congressional Oversight and Executive Privilege

Panel members discussed the balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege when Congress demands information, executive… read more

Panel members discussed the balance between congressional oversight and executive privilege when Congress demands information, executive branch documents, or the testimony of executive branch officials. Topics included historic cases, separation of powers, confidentiality, the legal tests used to determine when a claim of executive privilege is appropriate, the circumstances that make a claim a political question, and the circumstances under which a question may be addressed by the courts. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. Mr. Whelan served as moderator. 

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Program ID:
196760-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2007
Last Aired:
Feb 26, 2007

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  • Feb 22, 2007 | 12:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2007 | 8:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2007 | 4:39pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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