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On This Date in Legal History

On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon. President Nixon was ordered to produce the audio recordings that were relevant in the Watergate case. The Court (unanimously) rejected the President’s argument that the tapes were protected … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 8, 1974, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of United States v. Nixon. The lawsuit arose after a subpoena was issued in the Watergate break-in case, demanding that President Nixon produce his secretly recorded … Continue reading

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell

On September 19,1907, Lewis F. Powell was born, and on August 25, 1998, he passed away. In 1971, President Nixon nominated him to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 1987, he retired from the Court after serving over 15 years. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon. President Nixon was ordered to produce the audio recordings that were relevant in the Watergate case. The Court rejected the President’s argument that the tapes were protected by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 21, 1969, President Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed his appointment in a 74-3 vote.  Justice Burger remained on the court for over 17 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon.  President Nixon was ordered to produce the audio recordings that he made that were relevant in the Watergate case.  The Court rejected his argument that the tapes were … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 8, 1974, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case United States v. Nixon. The case arose after a subpoena was issued in the Watergate break-in case demanding that President Nixon produce his secretly recorded … Continue reading

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United States v. Nixon

On this day in 1974, the United States Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon. Learn why the President had to disclose recordings of private conversations in the oval office @ http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2014/07/anniversary-of-united-states-v-nixon/.

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