The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Classification authority has generally rested with the Executive Branch, although Congress has enacted legislation regarding the protection of certain sensitive information. It is not clear, however, how much -- if any -- authority the Legislative Branch has to constrain the Executive Branchs power in this area. This report provides an overview of the relationship between Executive and Legislative authority over national security information, and summarizes the current laws and regulations that form the legal framework protecting classified information.
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