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Protecting the Appropriations Power: Why Congress Should Care about Settlements at the Department of Justice

@article{Peterson2009ProtectingTA,
  title={Protecting the Appropriations Power: Why Congress Should Care about Settlements at the Department of Justice},
  author={Todd David Peterson},
  journal={BYU Law Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009},
  pages={327-380}
}
  • T. Peterson
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Law, Political Science
  • BYU Law Review
INTRODUCTION In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the subsequent presidentially declared war on terror,1 the President and the Executive Branch assumed new powers to respond to the perceived terrorist threat. Some of these powers, like those granted by the Patriot Act2 and the Authorization for the Use of Military Force,3 were granted by Congress. Other authority, such as the power to authorize the National Security Agency ("NSA") to conduct warrantless wiretaps on American citizens4 and the… 

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