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Morrison v. Olson
Citation:487 U.S. 654, 108 S.Ct. 2597, 101 L.Ed.2d 569 (1988).
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Olson was a government official who allegedly gave false and misleading testimony before a House subcommittee. The Attorney General named Morrison independent counsel to investigate whether Olson violated federal law. Olson brought suit against Morrison in her official capacity, arguing that the appointment of an independent counsel unconstitutionally took executive powers away from the President.
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