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Presidential Power

Readings and resources concerning presidential power.

Security Clearance Procedure

Revocation of Security Clearances

Bradley P. Moss, Can the President Revoke Former Officials' Security Clearances?, Lawfare (July 23, 2018)

Philip Bump, Analysis, Trump can revoke critics’ security clearances if he wants — but it probably wouldn’t change much, Wash. Post (July 23, 2018)

Julie Hirschfeld Davis & Michael D. Shear, Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan's Security Clearance, N.Y. Times (Aug. 15, 2018)

Noah Feldman, How Trump's Revoking of Security Clearances Is Like His Travel Ban, Bloomberg Opinion (aug. 16, 2018)

Jeffrey H. Smith, Opinion, Was It Illegal for Trump to Revoke Brennan's Security Clearance?, N.Y. Times (Aug. 17, 2018)

Brennan Considers Legal Action to Stop Clearance Revocations, N.Y. Times (AP) (Aug. 19, 2018)


Congressional Oversight of White House Security Clearance Procedure

Isabella Gelfand & Jackson Gode, Anatomy of an Oversight Investigation: White House Security Clearances, Brookings (Aug. 26, 2019)

Security Clearance Journal Articles

Heidi Gilchrist, Security Clearance Conundrum: The Need for Reform and Judicial Review, 51 U. Richmond L. Rev. 953 (2017)