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Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act$
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Kevin M. Baron

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474442442

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.001.0001

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Conclusion: The future of FOIA and executive privilege

Conclusion: The future of FOIA and executive privilege

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(p.198) 8 Conclusion: The future of FOIA and executive privilege
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Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act
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Kevin M. Baron

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.003.0008

This chapter summarizes the book, offering a discussion on the Cold War Paradigm, CLDC and interconnected double feedback loops in providing an analytical model to understand inter-branch power struggles and how policy is developed as a congressional check on executive power. The chapter also summarizes the intertwined nature of executive privilege and FOIA, and how the policy of FOIA continues to be relevant to current political debates within the contemporary period. FOIA has been amendment multiple times since the 1974 amendments, and every successive administration has sought to contain and control the flow of information. As we move into the Trump administration, the issue of executive privilege has resurged again, forcing Congress into a positon to once again learn new ways of seeking to contain executive power.

Keywords:   Cold War Paradigm, Continuing Legislative Development Cycle (CLDC), Interconnected Double Feedback Loops, Executive privilege, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Donald Trump, Robert Mueller

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