Arguments for the Defendant

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.

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Significance of the Case.

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[…]

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Majority Decision of the Court

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[…]

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Case Facts

Richard Nixon was unanimously (8-0) voted against in the Watergate scandal case. This set a precedent for limiting future presidential powers. ┬áNixon hired burglars to break into the Democratic National Headquarters to get info so[…]

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