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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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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, … 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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On This Date in Legal History

On June 22, 1970, President Nixon signed the Voting Rights Act Amendments, albeit with serious reservations. The legislation included a rider that lowered the voting age to 18. Read the President’s speech from that day at http://goo.gl/rz2oKW.

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This Week in History

President Richard M. Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment on June 9, 1969. Take a look at the Congressional Record at http://1.usa.gov/1I0aH8y. Justice Burger served as the 15th Chief … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 21, 1969, President Nixon announced that he was nominating Judge Warren Burger of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to be the 15th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Read … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On May 9, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began its formal 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 April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination (94-0).  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time … 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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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 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, … 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 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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On This Date in Legal History

On June 22, 1970, President Nixon signed the Voting Rights Act Amendments, albeit with serious reservations. The legislation included a rider that lowered the voting age to 18. Read the President’s speech from that day at http://goo.gl/rz2oKW.

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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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Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun

On April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court. At the time he was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. On May 12, 1970, the Senate … Continue reading

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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 April 14, 1970, President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court.  On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination.  Take a look at the Congressional Record @ http://goo.gl/uStXuR.  This was the second time the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1919 baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia.  He’s best remembered for his baseball prowess, but he was also deeply respected off the field for being a tireless and effective advocate of civil rights. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1971 President Nixon nominated William H. Rehnquist to replace Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan on the United States Supreme Court.  On December 10, 1971, the Senate confirmed his nomination. Fifteen years later, President Reagan nominated him to … Continue reading

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