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Nixon and the Court

In his campaign for president, Richard Nixon promised to respond to the social upheaval of the 1960’s with a return to order, law enforcement and conservative rulings. This video presents Nixon’s strategy to reconfigure the Supreme Court by appointing “strict constructionists,” justices with conservative backgrounds who would render the most literal interpretation of the Constitution.

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