The article presents concerns regarding privilege of non disclosure in a defendant's speech. It suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court should resolve concerns related to the separation of powers and the independence of the legislative, with reference to the case United States v. Rayburn House Office Building. It also discusses another court case United States v. Renzi, wherein the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court allegedly failed to protect legislative independence and separation of powers.
Christopher M. Kieser,
In Defense of Rayburn House: Why the Supreme Court Should Recognize an Evidentiary Privilege of Non-Disclosure in its Speech or Debate Clause Jurisprudence,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
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