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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 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 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 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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Chief Justice Warren Burger

President Richard M. Nixon nominated Warren Burger for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed his appointment on this date in 1969. Take a look at the Congressional Record at http://1.usa.gov/1I0aH8y. He was the 15th Chief Justice … 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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