The Cheney Decision: A Missed Chance to Straighten Out Some Muddled Issues

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The Supreme Court's ruling in Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia was not really surprising; in some ways it was fully in keeping with this term's big theme - deciding not to decide. As predictable as it may have been, though, the Court's opinion in Cheney represents a missed opportunity for the Court to educate and clarify on two confusing subjects: so-called executive privileges and immunities, and the complex office of the vice presidency.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-207
Number of pages23
JournalCato Supreme Court Review
StatePublished - 2004

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