THE SUPREME COURT: A Unanimous No to Nixon

It was precisely 11:03 Wednesday morning when the marshal's cry of "Oyez, oyez, oyez" rang out in the marble-pillared Supreme Court Building.

The eight Justices sitting in the case of United States v. Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, et al. appeared from their chambers and sat behind the massive mahogany bench. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger shuffled his papers for a long moment and then began to read the decision constituting the sharp est judicial blow to a President since the court rejected Harry Truman's attempt to seize the...

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