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On This Date in Legal History

On April 9, 2010, United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sent a letter to President Obama stating that he was retiring from the Court. He had served as an Associate Justice for 35 years. President Ford nominated him … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 8, 1973, the Watergate break-in trial began. Initially, there were seven defendants, but early on, five pleaded guilty. The two remaining defendants were found guilty of all charges, and sentenced to prison. Learn more at former President Ford’s … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 26, 2006, former President (and lawyer) Gerald R. Ford passed away. Learn about his legal and political careers at http://goo.gl/s0vjsE.

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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 … Continue reading

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ERISA

On September 2, President Ford signed into law the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, otherwise known as “ERISA”.  Learn how this law protects an employee’s retirement assets at http://www.pbgc.gov/about/who-we-are/pg/president-ford-signing-erisa-of-1974.html.

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 9, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began its investigation into the possible impeachment of President Nixon.  Take a look at the U.S. Government Printing Office’s “History of Proceedings” at https://goo.gl/mOe2xn.

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 8, 1973, the Watergate break-in trial began against seven defendants. Five defendants ended up pleading guilty, two were convicted.  Learn more at former President Ford’s library at http://goo.gl/Fli5DN, or by reading this Washington Post article from January 31, 1973, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 2006 former President (and lawyer) Gerald Ford passed away. Learn about his legal and political careers at http://goo.gl/s0vjsE.

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 17, 1975, the Senate confirmed (in a 98-0 vote) the nomination of John Paul Stevens to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  View the Congressional Record at http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/603_1975.pdf.

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1975 President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court.  Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714.  On December 17, 1975, he … Continue reading

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From Armistice Day to Veterans Day

On November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allied forces declared an armistice that brought fighting to an end in World War One.  The following year “Armistice Day” was celebrated on November 11.  After World War Two and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Ford Pardoned Nixon On This Date

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 … Continue reading

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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 @ http://goo.gl/bkgnWM.  The Watergate scandal caused his, and his administration’s demise.  Read Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski’s … Continue reading

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Ford Pardoned Nixon On This Date

On this date in 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 … Continue reading

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