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  • Case File
  • United State  vs nixon
  • People are telling me that I should  hand over the audio tapes.But, if I do then I will be guilty.I know I will say that I cannot because its executive privilege.
  • Facts of the case
  • Mr.President are you talking to yourself again?
  • Question Before the Court
  • United State vs Nixon
  • Constitutional Aplication
  • Executive privilege  may save my presidency.Also I am not a crook
  • In 1972, several people were arrested in the democratic National committee (DNC), in a building called Watergate, in Washington,D.C.The criminals who were arrested  had contacts with the reelection campaign of the republican president Richard Nixon.For there reason a grand jury gave indictments against seven of Presidents Nixon's closest  assistants  in the Watergate scandal. Nixon appointed a special prosecutor. Defendants sought audio tapes of conversations recorded in the Oval Office .Nixon did not wanted to hand over the audio tapes clamming it was executive privilege 
  • Arguments for the Petitioner
  • Nixon must hand over the tapes because Executive Privilege is limited
  • Does the President have the right to safeguard certain information, using his "executive privilege" confidentiality power, protected from judicial review?
  • Arguments for the Respondent
  • I will not hand over the tapes because I have Executive Privilege
  • Executive privilege permits the president of the U.S or  high level executive branch officer to withhold information from Congress,the courts, and ultimately  the public. 
  • The United States as the petitioner said that Executive Privilege is limited and that Nixon must hand over the tapes.
  • Nixon as the Respondent argue that he will not hand over the tapes because he has Executive Privilege.
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