Bush's assertion of privilege is wildly misplaced—and could lead to another Watergate.
Corrections, July 12, 2007: The original sentence wrongly stated that 1973 was approximately 25 years ago. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
The article originally misspelled Louis Brandeis' name. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
Bruce Fein is a constitutional lawyer with Bruce Fein & Associates Inc. and author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy.
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