Aziz Huq reviews the varieties of executive privilege – the presidential communication privilege, deliberative process privilege, attorney-client privilege, and national-security related privilege – and their historical applications. He demonstrates that each privilege can be overcome if there is substantial reason, and, despite recent handling of national-security related issues, they, too, are subject to congressional oversight. The memo attests to the danger in a lack of congressional pressure on privilege claims relating to national security.
Mr. Huq is counsel in several
cases concerning detention and national security policy, including Omar v.
Geren and Munaf v. Geren, challenges to US citizen’s detention in