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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

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i need as mucj info on the supreme court case, Richard Nixon V. United states as possible, plz and thank you

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i need as much info on the supreme court case, Richard Nixon V. United states as possible, plz and thank you

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  • Chief
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    1 decade ago
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    General biography with links to the watergaet scandal and the case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Nixo...

    Also an incident called the Hiss Case:

    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/h...

    Not sure if you meant that or watergate. Assuming you mean watergate, the first link should be enough

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  • 1 decade ago

    The links below recap the U.S. versus Nixon case. I assume this is the case you're interested in as currently Executive Privilege is being invoked by another sitting President. Whether the precedent set by the Nixon case will ever apply to the current situation is yet unknown since no criminal case has been charged.

    Recap: grand jury returned indictments against seven of President Richard Nixon's closest aides in the Watergate affair. The special prosecutor appointed by Nixon and the defendants sought audio tapes of conversations recorded by Nixon in the Oval Office. Nixon asserted that he was immune from the subpoena claiming "executive privilege," which is the right to withhold information from other government branches to preserve confidential communications within the executive branch or to secure the national interest. Decided together with Nixon v. United States.

    Question

    Is the President's right to safeguard certain information, using his "executive privilege" confidentiality power, entirely immune from judicial review?

    Conclusion

    No. The Court held that neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the generalized need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, can sustain an absolute, unqualified, presidential privilege. The Court granted that there was a limited executive privilege in areas of military or diplomatic affairs, but gave preference to "the fundamental demands of due process of law in the fair administration of justice." Therefore, the president must obey the subpoena and produce the tapes and documents. Nixon resigned shortly after the release of the tapes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    dont do it

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