Summary Of Nixon Watergate Scandal

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This case occurred in the middle of the Nixon Watergate scandal. Leon Jaworski was the prosecutor in the Watergate scandal. The watergate scandal was followed after a break in at the Democratic National Committee. Tape recordings were made of Nixon's conversations in Watergate. Jaworski obtained tape recordings made of President Nixon discussion the scandal with some of his advisers. Nixon handed over the tapes to Jaworski ( the special prosecutor) to try and get this situation over with. The attorney for the President argued that the tapes should not be used in court because they were granted executive privilege. Executive privilege is the power claimed by the President and other members of the executive branch to resist certain subpoenas by the legislative and judicial branches of government to access information The President is protected by Article II, constitutional privilege, that privilege is not absolute, this allows him to hold information and not have to hand it over to other …show more content…
This was very important because now, Presidents are not allowed to push their powers and can be tested for the misuse of the powers. This case made the constitution more clear when it came to the president's powers in office. This case is still relevant to today because Presidents can still abuse their powers, the courts are also there to have a check system on the President and to make sure that they do not let him pass anything that could be against the constitution. They now can use this case as something to look back on if there is any situation that is somewhat relevant to this one. I believe that the Supreme court did the right thing when voting against the president. I believe that he had violated his power and was holding information that was needed for a fair trial. He was doing the wrong thing by trying to cover up what had happened at

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