The Nation: In Court: Wright for the President

The man who will represent Richard Nixon in Judge John J. Sirica's second-floor Washington courtroom next week is one of the nation's foremost constitutional authorities, University of Texas Law Professor Charles Alan Wright. A prolific scholar and ambitious lawyer, Wright, despite his relatively youthful age of 45, is by no means overmatched against his twin adversaries Archibald Cox, Harvard law professor and special Watergate prosecutor, and Senator Sam Ervin, the constitutional doyen of the Congress.

Wright's credentials include the authorship of the definitive handbook on the federal court system. He was brought into...

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