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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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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 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 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the transcript from the hearings at https://goo.gl/GMPXUs. The Senators discuss … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 2, 1980, the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after a Virginia court excluded their reporters from a criminal trial. Their case was appealed up to the United States Supreme Court … 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 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 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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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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On This Date in Legal History

On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. On June 17, 1986, Chief Justice Warren Burger formally retired from the … 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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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1980 the United States Supreme Court decided Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Richmond Newspapers sued after they were excluded from a criminal trial. The United States Supreme Court held that “absent an overriding interest…the trial of … Continue reading

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