The Nation: A No to Nixon's Men

The fate of two men Nixon said he had considered pardoning was decided instead by the Supreme Court last week. There would be no review, said the court, of the convictions of John Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman—or of former Attorney General John Mitchell. All three had been convicted on Jan. 1, 1975 of a total of 14 felonies for their roles in the Watergate coverup, including obstruction of justice, conspiracy and perjury. They were sentenced to prison terms of from 30 months to eight years, with no possibility of parole for 2½ years.


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