In that connection you are specially authorized and directed to file informations and to conduct in the aforesaid district and other judicial districts of the United States any kind of legal proceedings, civil or criminal, including grand jury proceedings and proceedings before committing magistrates, which United States Attorneys are authorized to conduct. That section appears to require a specific direction of the Attorney General or, as demonstrated below, a properly authorized Assistant Attorney General.
The President, claiming executive privilege, filed a motion to quash the subpoena.
The District Court, after treating the subpoenaed material as presumptively privileged, concluded that the Special Prosecutor had made a sufficient showing to rebut the presumption and that the requirements of Rule 17 c had been satisfied.
The court stayed its order pending appellate review, which the President then sought in the Court of Appeals. The Special Prosecutor then filed in this Court a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment No. The Court granted both petitions. Although such an order is normally not final and subject to appeal, an exception is made in a "limited class of Page U.
Such an exception is proper in the unique circumstances of this case, where it would be inappropriate to subject the President to the procedure of securing review by resisting the order and inappropriate to require that the District Court proceed by a traditional contempt citation in order to provide appellate review.
The dispute between the Special Prosecutor and the President presents a justiciable controversy. While the regulation remains in effect, the Executive Branch is bound by it.
United States ex rel. ICC, supra, at U. Neither the doctrine of separation of powers nor the generalized need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an absolute, unqualified Presidential privilege of immunity from judicial process under all circumstances.
Madison, 1 Cranch5 U. Absent a claim of need to protect military, diplomatic, or sensitive national security secrets, the confidentiality of Page U. II of the Constitution would plainly conflict with the function of the courts under the Constitution.
Although the courts will afford the utmost deference to Presidential acts in the performance of an Art. II function, United States v. Until released to the Special Prosecutor, no in camera material is to be released to anyone.
This litigation presents for review the denial of a motion, filed in the District Court on behalf of the President of the United States, in the case of United States v. The subpoena directed the President to produce certain tape recordings and documents relating to his conversations with aides and advisers.
The President appealed to the Court of Appeals. On March 1,a grand jury of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia returned an indictment charging seven named individuals [ Footnote 3 ] with various offenses, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice.
Although he was not designated as such in the indictment, the grand jury named the President, among others, as an unindicted coconspirator. This subpoena required the production, in advance of the September 9 trial date, of certain tapes, memoranda, papers, transcripts, or other writings relating to certain precisely identified meetings between the President and others.
On April 30, the President publicly released edited transcripts of 43 conversations; portions of 20 conversations subject to subpoena in the present case were included. This motion was accompanied by a formal claim of privilege.
On May 20,the District Court denied the motion to quash and the motions to expunge and for protective orders. It further ordered "the President or any subordinate officer, official, or employee with custody or control of the documents or Page U.
The District Court rejected jurisdictional challenges based on a contention that the dispute was nonjusticiable because it was between the Special Prosecutor and the Chief Executive and hence "intra-executive" in character; it also rejected the contention that the Judiciary was without authority to review an assertion of executive privilege by the President.
The second challenge was held to be foreclosed by the decision in Nixon v. The District Court held that the judiciary, not the President, was the final arbiter of a claim of executive privilege. The court held, finally, that the Special Prosecutor had satisfied the requirements of Rule 17 c.
The District Court stayed its order pending appellate review on condition that review was sought before 4 p. The court further provided that matters filed under seal remain under seal when transmitted as part of the record.
On May 24,the President filed a timely notice of appeal from the District Court order, and the certified record from the District Court was docketed in the United Page U. On the same day, the President also filed a petition for writ of mandamus in the Court of Appeals seeking review of the District Court order.
Later on May 24, the Special Prosecutor also filed, in this Court, a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment. On May 31, the petition was granted with an expedited briefing schedule.
On June 6, the President filed, under seal, a cross-petition for writ of certiorari before judgment. This cross-petition was granted June 1,U. The finality requirement of 28 U. United States, U.In the case of a difference of opinion between the United States Attorney and the Chief of the Strike Force as to the assignment of an investigative matter, the United States Attorney shall make the initial assignment, but the Chief of the Strike Force may refer the matter to the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice which will review.
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United States v. Nixon, U.S. () United States v. in an age where every occurrence may be known elsewhere, instantly - any case in any court in the United States might become grist for transnational mills and become of interest to U.S. foreign relations." Initial Report of the United States of America to the United Nations. Nixon, U.S. , 94 S. Ct. , 41 L. Ed. 2d , U.S. LEXIS 93 (U.S. July 24, ) Brief Fact Summary. The special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal subpoenaed tape recordings made of President Nixon (the “President”) discussing the scandal with some of his advisers. How to Create a Case Brief; About Us; United States v. Nixon. Posted on October 26, | Constitutional Law | Tags: Constitutional Law Case Brief. Facts. This case occurred in the midst of the Nixon Watergate scandal. Issue. Whether the President can quash a subpoena via executive privilege under any condition.
On March 1, , a grand jury of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia returned an indictment charging seven named individuals with various offenses, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice.
Although he was not designated as such in the indictment, the grand jury named the President, among others, as an unindicted coconspirator.