Law: Tape Tie-Up

Nixon wins a delay

As the transcripts of the Watergate tapes tell it, when John Dean warned Richard Nixon against getting involved in a coverup, the President answered: "No—it is wrong, that's for sure." But just what inflection was in Nixon's voice when he made this remark, or the many other similarly intriguing but ambiguous bits of dialogue quoted in the transcripts? The public will have to wait to find out. Last week the Supreme Court refused to turn over the 22 hours of Nixon tapes that were played at the Watergate cover-up trial...

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