S.2076 - Executive Accountability Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ashcroft, John [R-MO] (Introduced 05/13/1998)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/13/1998 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2076 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/13/1998)
Executive Accountability Act of 1998 - Requires the President, whenever the President asserts executive privilege in a judicial action or proceeding, to promptly report to the Congress an explanation of the reasons for such assertion in such detail as is consistent with national security. Requires the presiding judicial officer, whenever the President asserts such privilege, to promptly report to the Congress: (1) such assertion; and (2) any order or proceeding disposing of that claim and provide an explanation of the reasons for such disposition in such detail as is consistent with national security.
Grants any Member of either House of the Congress the right to file an amicus brief regarding any assertion of executive privilege by the President in any judicial action or proceeding.
Requires the President: (1) to promptly report to the Congress a decision to appeal an adverse disposition of a claim of executive privilege or to file a petition for certiorari in response to such adverse disposition; and (2) whenever the President asserts executive privilege in any forum, to forward to the Congress any written legal opinion regarding the lawfulness of the assertion redacted as is consistent with national security.
States that providing notice to or a report to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and House Minority Leader shall constitute notice to the Congress.