On This Date in Legal History

On September 8, 1974, President Ford pardoned former President Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office. Ford cited his authority to do so pursuant to Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. He explained his reasoning in a speech to the nation which you’ll find here– http://goo.gl/JHsH4a. You can take a look at Ford’s Proclamation at https://goo.gl/tnCKFy.


There’s an excellent documentary on HBO—“Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words.” The film delves into Nixon’s presidency, including how he purposely misled the public when he spoke about potential Supreme Court nominees. Supposedly, at least two women were under serious consideration, however, Nixon stated in a (recorded) private conversation that he wasn’t anxious to have a female on the highest court.

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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