United States v. Nixon

United States v. Nixon

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  • United States v. Nixon
  • The US v. Nixon case took place in 1974.  A federal judge ordered Nixon to turn over audio tapes of recorded conversations about a break in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee in D.C.
  • The US government prosecuted Nixon and requested the case and evidence against Nixon to be heard by the US Surpreme Court.
  • Nixon claimed that executive power allowed him to withhold the conversation tapes from the other government branches.
  • Richard Nixon was the President at the time of the case.
  • Was President Nixon above rule of law because of executive privileges?
  • President Nixon was not above the law. And did not have executive privilege. He could not refuse to produce the tapes for the court.
  • I believe that I am above the law. And that since I am the President, I have executive privilleges. I do not need to produce the tapes.
  • The court will rule in favor of the United States, and againts President Richard Nixon.
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