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Reference FCO 7/1421
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Appointment of Warren Burger as Chief Justice (1969)
Description Nixon attempts to pack the court with his own political nominees by appointing Warren Earl Burger, a strict "constructionist" such as himself as Chief Justice. Warren Burger's stance on Law and Order, segregation, race and civil rights are discussed as well as the general direction of the court and its shift from "centralism". Supreme Court case Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Vs John William McCormack is cited. Also included is a biography on Warren Burger.
Date 1969
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places United States of America
People Burger, Warren Earl; Powell, Adam Clayton jnr; Stewart, Michael
Topics British Embassy; Civil rights; Congress; Crime; Defence; Department of State; Desegregation; Draft; Education; Impeachment; Law and Order; Oil; Segregation; Supreme Court; White House
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