American Bar Association Journal, Vol. 59, No. 12, 1973
6 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 9, 1973
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.
Keywords: Nixon, Watergate, president
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969856