Origin of executive privilege
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On March 30, 1796, President George Washington asserted executive privilege for the first time.
Yet, as presidential authority expanded over the course of the 20th century, so too did presidents’ assertion of executive privilege—all without additional legislation, statute, or constitutional amendment defining this right.
The words “executive privilege” do not exist in the Constitution, nor is there a right to presidential privacy articulated in the original document.
This limited scope of executive privilege, and the inherit right of congressional oversight, is a welcome step toward a more balanced government.
Costello’s letter notes that Bannon will comply with any court decisions that resolve disputed claims about executive privilege or attorney-client privilege.Bannon refuses to comply with congressional investigators seeking information about Jan. 6 insurrection|Tom Hamburger|October 8, 2021|Washington Post
“Having been a legislator and a mayor, I particularly enjoy being a chief executive,” he said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.
“We look for the qualities that are evocative of V.S.O.P Privilege,” explained Hennessy Senior Vice President Rodney Williams.
Reached for comment, one high-level industry executive refused to say a word.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Colfer adapted the later into a 2012 film, which he also executive produced and starred in.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Polavieja, as everybody knew, was the chosen executive of the friars, whose only care was to secure their own position.
At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.
Its resolution will be put into practice with all fidelity by the executive power in its character of responsible government.