Equal-Law System in United States v. Nixon

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United States of America is a country that has justice and a large legal system. People, who are the citizens of the U.S., are not able to be above the law no matter how successful they are. The Preamble states that the government is to “ secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (U.S. Constitution 1) The Preamble represents Americans' desire to have a perfect union for themselves under the control of the law. Unfortunately, there are some people that do not conform to the law. For example, in 1972, President Nixon had been involved in the Watergate Scandal. This case is known as United States v. Nixon. President Nixon resigned his job after the Supreme Court made their judgment. This case proves that the equality of American judicial system is fair for everyone. The case of United States v. Nixon is so important because it proves that every U.S. citizens is equal before the law, and nobody is above the law, including the U.S. president. Since the case of Marbury v. Madison was over, the U.S. Supreme Court begins to own a new power called “Judicial Review,” which could help the Supreme court to make sure that the actions or decisions of executive branch and Congress are constitutional. In the case of United States v. Nixon, President Nixon was not supposed to eavesdrop the adversary’s stratagems of the president’s election, so he was charged by the Supreme Court. The chief justice was Burger, and he reaffirmed that “it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” The Supreme Court is the superior symbol of the U.S. law, so it has duties to protect the justice t... ... middle of paper ... ...vident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”(Declaration of Independence). As far as American people know, the Supreme Court is the representative of the law justice, upheld principle that all men are equal before the law in the case of United States v. Nixon. Nowadays, this case has already been a precedent to show that maybe everyone is not created equal, but people made the law to protect them to be equal. In addition, everyone cannot rely on the position of society standard or any exploits for avoiding the punishment of the law if they violate the law, including the president. So, United States v. Nixon is so important because it demonstrates that nobody or nothing will not be treated differently before the law, and the law is sacred that nobody could be above it, including the U.S president.
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