A Political and Constitutional Review of United States V. Nixon
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
December 9, 1974
UCLA Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1974
William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-189
This comparison of United States v. Nixon and the Pentagon Papers case finds the greatest similarity and significance shared by the two cases was the anti-climactic nature of their conclusions. While both cases concerned constitutional questions of the highest order, centered around the scope of the executive power, both cases were drawn on such narrow grounds that there was hardly any effect on constitutional law doctrine.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Nixon, Watergate, president, Pentagon PapersAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 10, 2011
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