The fifth and sixth amendments are involved because the fifth says “no man shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” The sixth is involved because all essential evidence was[…]
Nixon’s arguments in court were that he was immune from a subpoena because he had “executive privilege” and that this was not a judicial dispute, so the executive branch could resolve the dispute itself.
Nixon and Jaworski appealed to the supreme court. Nixon’s attorney said executive branch should resolve the issue itself. They claimed special prosecutor Jaworski didn’t prove requested materials were required. They claimed Nixon had power to[…]
This case matters because it proves that no one is above the law and all who commit crimes can be prosecuted, no matter their social status. We agree with this decision because the President is[…]
None of the Supreme Court Justices voted in dissent, it was a unanimous decision.
The case was settled on July 24th, 1974. The Supreme Court voted 8-0 against Nixon. The Justices that were involved were Warren Burger, William Douglas, Potter Stewart, Byron White, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, and Lewis[…]
It was investigated by 2 special prosecutors until Nixon was subpoenaed to hand over recorded conversations. This then went to the supreme court.
Richard Nixon was unanimously (8-0) voted against in the Watergate scandal case. This set a precedent for limiting future presidential powers. Nixon hired burglars to break into the Democratic National Headquarters to get info so[…]