The Law: A Farewell Barrage from the Court

The U.S. Supreme Court often saves the best for last—waiting until the final days of its annual term before issuing the bulk of its most significant and difficult opinions. Before embarking last week on a three-month summer recess, the Justices issued a barrage of orders and decisions on the last of 176 cases considered during the 1976-77 term. The key ones:

NO TO NIXON. When President Nixon helicoptered into retirement in 1974, he left behind a mountain of 42 million pages of White House documents and 880 tapes that might or might not...

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