executive privilege

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executive privilege

The principle that members of the executive branch of government cannot legally be forced to disclose their confidential communications when such disclosure would adversely affect the operations or procedures of the executive branch.

exec′utive priv′ilege

the discretionary right claimed by certain U.S. presidents to withhold information from Congress or the judiciary.
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Any claims of executive privilege would also be "significantly limited", as part of an agreement between the previous administration and lawyers for Barack Obama, Bush's successor.
Obama's order on presidential records "ends the practice of having others besides the president assert executive privilege for records after an administration ends," White House officials said in a statement.
"This order ends the practice of having others besides the President assert executive privilege for records after an administration ends," a White House press release said.
The attorney general's office has objected to both requests, saying Lynch and his records are protected by executive privilege.
More than a decade after the publication of the book, another lawyer novelist has decided to explore the same realm, albeit in a different style--Phillip Margolin with his 2008 novel "Executive Privilege."
He also invoked a 1997 Supreme Judicial Court opinion to claim exemption from the Public Records Law - even though past claims of such sweeping executive privilege have been called into question by the state supervisor of public records.
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Clinton invoked executive privilege when he felt it was necessary to protect presidential communications and deliberations from overly broad or intrusive requests for information.
Defenders of the administration say that should such an investigation happen, the White House should invoke executive privilege; at stake is a president's right to private counsel from his closest staff.
Nixon took his battle to the Supreme Court, citing the doctrine of "executive privilege," but the Court ruled against him in July 1974.
Organizational ethics applied to health care encompasses a wide range of issues such as honesty in advertising, employee rights, women in the workplace, (4) extent of executive privilege, avoidance of conflict of interest and understanding the difference between compliance and ethical behavior.

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