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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Jefferson
Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Citation:541 U.S. 913 (2004)
President George W. Bush issued a memorandum establishing the National Energy Policy Development Group, which was directed to develop a national energy policy designed to help the private sector and government at all levels, promote dependable, affordable and environmentally sound production and distribution of energy for the future. Bush authorized the Vice President Cheney (Petitioner), as the chairman of the Group, to invite other officers of the federal government to participate “as appropriate.” Five months later, the Group issued a final report and terminated all operations. The district court (Respondent) required the petitioners to produce all materials subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act’s requirements. Justice Scalia authorized a memo regarding which his impartiality could have been reasonably questioned in the case.
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