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
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Nixon, Watergate, presidentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 10, 2011
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