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How did U.S. vs. NIXON help define the amount of power each of the three branches of...
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The ruling of United States v. Nixon established a constitutional basis for executive privilege. Executive privilege is not something mentioned in the Constitution but it has been used by Presidents several times to keep government secrets confidential and protect communications between those who constitute the government. The Supreme Court ruling in the constitution United States v. Nixon held that the President is not immune from the judicial process.
Executive privilege provides the President a certain degree of freedom but only if they can prove that its use involves matters of national security or very sensitive information. If the President is subpoenaed by the courts for an investigation the President would have to disclose all the required evidence. Basically it meant that no man was above the law.
Posted by william1941 on October 25, 2010 at 3:04 PM (Answer #1)
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