Jim Robenalt is lecturing on Nixon’s Court this month. Elections have long-term impacts. Nixon appointed 4 justices, two of whom became Chief Justice of the United States (Burger and Rehnquist). Together, they dominated the Court for 36 years.
Cleveland: Oct. 18
Fairfield: Oct. 20
Columbus: October 25
Well, fancy meeting you here! The Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., was the setting for an unexpected Watergate reunion on Saturday.
This article from The Reliable Source recounts a surprise reunion at the Nixon Library.
The New York Times of October 8, 2011 reported the passing of Kenneth Dahlberg, a peripheral player in the Watergate story. We mention him becasue he comes up in the secretly recorded Oval Office “smoking gun” conversation, which we play during the CLE, where President Nixon asked: “Who the hell is Kenneth Dahlberg?”
See the following link to “The 40th Anniversary of Watergate: A Commemeration of the Rule of Law,” a legal symposium planned by the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, Californina, on January 26-27, 2012. John Dean is the Keynote Speaker.
Further description: “On June 17, 1972, five burglars were arrested in the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate complex. During the next ten days, decisions were made that doomed Nixon’s presidency and ultimately led to the most publicized legal and political conspiracy to date. Forty years later, the legacy of Watergate is much more than just a fading memory; legislation was born in the scandal’s aftermath, rules of legal ethics were shaped to prevent future scandals and presidential powers and immunities were altered forever. For many of us, Watergate is just history, but for the legal community, it is a pivotal marker in the development of modern law.”