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CNN: White House has issued formal threat to Bolton to keep him from publishing book

Attorney responds to National Security Council after they said John Bolton’s book contains classified information

The White House can block classified information, but they have to show the court that it is really important information, not just something they classified to coverup problems. This is prior restraint, but officials sign a contract in which they agree to submit works for pre-approval. This is covered in Chapters 43 and 44 in the book, if you want to read ahead.

Assignment

Chapter 5 – D. LIMITATIONS ON CONGRESSIONAL WAR POWERS  p 126 to the end.

Chapter 6 – read to p. 137, then read the supplement p. 36-59, then Ripeness on 157, then supplement 59-66, then Qualified Immunity on 160 and the supplement on top of 66.

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