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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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