Drewen v. Bank of Manhattan Co.
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Nixon v. United States
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. Walter L. Nixon Jr. (Nixon) claimed that Senate impeachment hearings against him were unconstitutional because the entire Senate did not try him, but instead appointed a committee to make initial findings. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A controversy is nonjusticiable if there is a textually demonstrable commitment of an issue to a coordinate branch of government or a lack of judicially manageable standards for resolving the controversy. ...

United States v. Nixon
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. The special prosecutor, investigating a break-in of the Watergate Hotel, demanded audiotapes of conversations recorded by President of the United States Richard Nixon (President Nixon) in the Oval Office. President Nixon asserted that he was immune from such a demand on the grounds of "executive privilege." Synopsis of Rule of Law. Neither the doctrine of separation of powers, nor the need for confidentiality of high-level communications, without more, ...

United States v. Nixon
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Nixon v. United States
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Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 528 U.S. 377, 120 S. Ct. 897, 145 L. Ed. 2d 886, 2000 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. A state statue limits individual political contributions. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The danger of corruption by large dollar contributions is sufficiently plausible to satisfy heightened scrutiny of the First Amendment infringement. ...

Richard Nixon v. A. Ernest Fitzgerald
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 457 U.S. 731, 102 S. Ct. 2690, 73 L. Ed. 2d 349, 1982 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. A cost-management expert for the Air Force was fired after he testified in front of Congress about cost overruns in certain military projects. The Defendant, the President of the United States Richard Nixon (Defendant), claimed that he made the firing decision. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The President of the United States (President) is shielded by absolute immunity from civil damages for acts done in his official capacity as President. ...

United States v. Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. The Plaintiff, the President of the United States Richard Nixon (Plaintiff) refused to turn over tapes of his secretly recorded conversations that had been subpoenaed to assist in the prosecution of individuals in the Watergate break-in. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Conversations between the President of the United States (the President) and his advisors are generally privileged, but that privilege is no absolute. ...

Nixon v. United States
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 506 U.S. 224, 113 S. Ct. 732, 122 L. Ed. 2d 1 (1993) Brief Fact Summary. The Petitioner, Nixon (Petitioner), a former federal judge, asks the Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) to decide whether Senate Rule XI, as applied in his impeachment trial, is constitutional. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Impeachment trials are nonjusticiable. ...

United States v. Nixon
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United States v. R. Enterprises, Inc
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Florida v. Nixon
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CONTRACTS ESSAY EXAMINATION #2
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FACTS: THE HEIR TO THE THRONE Imagine, if you will, that it is now 1999 and you do not know how the 2000 Presidential Election will turn out. George W. Bush ("George W"), is still just the son of the former President and now a candidate for the Presidency in his own right. George W has been seeking the Republican nomination for President for months, and he has distinguished himself primarily as a campaign fundraiser. His only drawback, of course, is that he is utterly without knowledge of, or experience in, national or international politics. The latter fact was made painfully obvious in a r ...

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I. REGULATION OF SPEECH BECAUSE OF ITS CONTENT Schenck v. United States (S.Ct. 1919) Facts: Ds mailed leaflets demanding that the public "Assert Your Rights" and peacefully express opposition to the draft during World War One. ...

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer [The Steel Seizure Case] (S.Ct. 1952) Facts: Responding to a proposed work stoppage in the steel industry, President Truman issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce to seize and operate most of the nation's steel mills. ...

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer [The Steel Seizure Case] (S.Ct. 1952) Facts: Responding to a proposed work stoppage in the steel industry, President Truman issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce to seize and operate most of the nation's steel mills. ...

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Butterfield v. Forrester (1809) Facts: The plaintiff was thrown from his horse when the horse hit a pole left in the road by the defendant. The plaintiff was riding very fast and evidence suggested that the pole could have been seen from 100 yards away. ...

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1. RIGHT TO COUNSEL AT TRIAL a. SCOPE OF RIGHT TO APPOINTED COUNSEL Powell v. Alabama (1932) Facts: A group of young, indigent African-American defendants were accused of the capital crime of rape. They were not given the opportunity to retain counsel before trial; counsel was appointed on the day of trial and had prepared no defense. The defendants were convicted and sentenced to death. ...