The five cases presented in this chapter deal with varying aspects of presidential power in the realm of domestic policy and rights, including cargo transport, free press, electronic surveillance, presidential documents, and the publishing rights of a former government employee. It is no coincidence that, in three of these cases, presidents lost in court. In the two instances where presidents prevailed, the key factor helping them involved national security or foreign policy: in Chicago & Southern Airlines, the court deferred to the president’s commander-in-chief power; in the Snepp case, Frank Snepp was a former Central Intelligence Agency agent bound by a prior agreement, which he signed as part of his employment by the government, designed to avoid the release of information that might compromise national security.
KeywordsNational Security Judicial Review Domestic Policy Central Intelligence Agency Fourth Amendment
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