Antedating of "Executive Privilege"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 14:30:39 UTC 2005

executive privilege (OED 1940)

1912 Francis Wharton _A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in Criminal
Issues_ (ed. 10) 2323 (Making of Modern Law)  EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE, against
testimony of public matters.

Fred Shapiro

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