"We Have a Duty": The Supreme Court and the Watergate Tapes Litigation

by Howard Ball


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313265655
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/1990
Series: Contributions in Legal Studies Series , #60
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)

About the Author

HOWARD BALL is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont. He is the author of dozens of political science and law review articles and has authored or co-authored sixteen books on the Supreme Court and the judicial process, including Compromised Compliance (co-author)(Greenwood Press, 1982), and Judicial Craftsmanship or Fiat? (Greenwood, 1978).

Table of Contents


The Supreme Court in the Political System

The Watergate Scandal Unfolds

The Supreme Court in 1974: Personae, Process and Politics

The Critical Issues: Separation of Powers, Executive Privilege, and Judicial Review (Revisited)

U.S. v. Nixon, I: The Duty to Hear the Case

U.S. v. Nixon, II: Written Briefs and Oral Arguments

U.S. v. Nixon, III: The Substantive Debate among the Brethren

Executive Privilege: The Court's Fashioning of an Inherent Presidential Power

Selected Bibliography


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