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In the name of national security : unchecked presidential power and the Reynolds case

Author: Louis Fisher
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2006.
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"When a B-29 bomber exploded over Georgia in 1948, the victims' families were denied access to crucial information relating to the accident because the federal government claimed such access would endanger national security. When the Supreme Court upheld that claim in United States v. Reynolds (1953), a new precedent was established, allowing the executive branch to assert an all-encompassing "state secret
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fisher, Louis.
In the name of national security.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2006
(OCoLC)624857726
Named Person: Patricia J Reynolds; Patricia J Reynolds
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Fisher
ISBN: 0700614648 9780700614646
OCLC Number: 67773976
Description: xiii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A B-29 explodes in midair --
In district court --
At the appellate level --
The Supreme Court decides --
Opening up government --
Discovering the accident report --
The scope of state secrets.
Responsibility: Louis Fisher.
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