The United States v. Richard M. Nixon, President, et al.

Under few political systems in the world could a head of state find himself locked in legal combat before his country's highest court as the proclaimed adversary of his own Government. Even by the distorted standards of Watergate, the case before the U.S. Supreme Court was unique in terms of law, politics and history. The President faced the lawful challenge of a Special Prosecutor he himself had appointed only seven months before. The prosecutor pleaded for a ruling to compel the release of evidence that might hasten Richard Nixon's removal from office by impeachment. The President, through his advocate, sought protection...

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