On This Date in Legal History

On October 10, 1973, Spiro Agnew resigned as the 39th Vice President of the United States. His resignation was prompted by an accusation of tax evasion, which he pleaded no contest to, in a Baltimore courtroom.

Former Vice President Spiro Agnew

Former Vice President Spiro Agnew

Once Agnew resigned President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to succeed him (pursuant to the 25th Amendment, Section 2).  Read Agnew’s resignation letter at http://goo.gl/FXuzDv.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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