I will say a few words about Dickerson, both because Michael has made it impossible not to and also because in some ways it represents the very best about how all of the wonderful, tried-and-true processes of the SG's Office ought to work. Dickerson was very much like the other case that Michael talked about (which is one of, I think, two significant privilege controversies which the Independent Counsel laid on our doorstep). These cases may have appeared to the outside world as paradigmatically cases in which we would be hearing from the White House, or talking to the White House, or thinking about things other than the long-term institutional interests of the United States. But absolutely nothing of the sort ever happened, nor was any effort made by any political person to intrude in our decision-making policy.
2003 BYU L. Rev. 128-152 (2003)
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Waxman, Seth P.; Dellinger III, Walter E.; Underwood, Barbara D.; and Dreeben, Michael R., "Rex E. Lee Conference on the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States: Clinton II Panel" (2003). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 351.