United States v. Nixon

418 U.S. 683, 94 S.Ct. 3090 (1974)

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United States v. Nixon

United States Supreme Court

418 U.S. 683, 94 S.Ct. 3090 (1974)

United States v. Nixon


President Nixon (defendant) was named as a co-conspirator in various charges including conspiracy to defraud the United States. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia subpoenaed various tapes and documents relating to specific meetings in which Nixon was a participant. Nixon filed a formal claim of privilege and a motion to quash the subpoenas. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied the motion. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)

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