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President Nixon: Toughing it Out with the Law


William W. Van Alstyne


Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

December 9, 1973

American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 59, No. 12, 1973
William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-188

Abstract:     
This paper examines President Nixon's handling of the Watergate scandal, arguing that Nixon's stance of "toughing it out with the law" was a common ploy used during his administration to extend the breadth of the issue in question. This expansion deflected attention away from the issue of the Constitutional limits on a president's power and was used to justify a broad spectrum of powers Nixon exercised during his presidency.

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Keywords: Nixon, Watergate, president

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Date posted: December 10, 2011  

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Van Alstyne, William W., President Nixon: Toughing it Out with the Law (December 9, 1973). American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 59, No. 12, 1973; William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-188. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1969856

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William W. Van Alstyne (Contact Author)
Duke University School of Law ( email )
Box 90360
Duke School of Law
Durham, NC 27708
United States
William & Mary Law School ( email )
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Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States
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