United States v. Reynolds (345 U.S. 1)

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United States v. Reynolds (345 U.S. 1)
by the Supreme Court of the United States
United States v. Reynolds, 345 U.S. 1 (1953), is a landmark legal case in 1953 that saw the formal recognition of State Secrets Privilege, a judicially recognized extension of presidential power. — Excerpted from United States v. Reynolds on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

345 U.S. 1


 Argued: Oct. 21, 1952. --- Decided: March 9, 1953

Mr. Samuel D. Slade, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

Mr. Charles J. Biddle, Philadelphia, Pa., for respondents.

Mr. Chief Justice VINSON delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).