Cheney and the Law
Attorney Bill Dyer (better known in blog circles as “Beldar”) provides an extensively-researched and footnoted answer to the question, “Does Cheney have a legal leg to stand on in contending that he and the OVP are not covered by the executive order on classified documents?”
His analysis on the legal front (short answer = Yes) is persuasive, which isn’t surprising since it buttresses my initial thoughts on the matter. Bill and I continue to disagree, though, the public policy question of whether the OVP should be subject to oversight on its handling of classified documents. (See my earlier posts here and here for more.)
The length of the piece, however, begs an old question: Why do they call briefs, briefs?