Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

By: Ken Gormley (author)Paperback

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By October 1973 special prosecutor Archibald Cox was tracing the Watergate cover-up to the Oval Office. President Nixon demanded that he stop. In the "Saturday Night Massacre" two heads of the Justice Department quit before Nixon found a subordinate (Robert Bork) willing to fire Cox. Immediately public opinion swung against the president and turned Cox into a hero--seemingly Washington's last honest man.Cox's life was distinguished well before that Saturday night. He had been a clerk for the legendary judge Learned Hand, a distinguished professor at Harvard Law School, and the Solicitor General, arguing many Supreme Court cases. He exemplified what we want lawyers to be. At its core Archibald Cox is the story of a Yankee who went to Washington but refused to leave his principles behind.

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Ken Gormley is a professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, and is also mayor of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.


* Prologue: The Impeachment Trial The Making Of A Lawyer * Billy Cox * Harvard * Learned Hand * Pioneer in Labor Law * A Call from the White House * A Yankee Professor The Kennedy Years * Young Senator Kennedy * The Candidates Academic Adviser * Tensions in the 1960 Campaign * The Celestial General * The Landmark Cases * New President * Student Riots Watergate And Beyond * A Third-Rate Burglary? * The New Special Prosecutor * Opening Arguments * Battle for the Tapes * Showdown with the President * The Saturday Night Massacre * White House Mysteries * The Watergate Cleanup * Semiretirement * Epilogue: Home to New England

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/03/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780738201474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9780738201474
  • weight: 919
  • ISBN10: 0738201472

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