On This Date in Legal History

On August 9, 1974, President Nixon became the first, and only, president to resign from office. Take a look at his letter of resignation at http://goo.gl/bkgnWM. The Watergate scandal caused his, and his administration’s demise. Read Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s Memorandum, “Factors to be Considered in Deciding Whether to Prosecute Richard M Nixon for Obstruction of Justice” at https://goo.gl/RzbXFo.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger swearing-in President Gerald Ford

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger swearing-in President Gerald Ford

Chief Justice Warren Burger swore in Vice President Ford as the 38th president on the same day Nixon resigned. Watch his swearing-in ceremony at https://goo.gl/hmEv3A.

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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