Arnold Rochvarg Watergate Victory

ISBN 13: 9780819199164

Watergate Victory

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The appeal of the conviction of Robert Mardian in the Watergate conspiracy trial before Judge John Sirica is the topic of this intriguing book. Written by a member of the defense team that prepared Mardian's appeal, Watergate Victory provides a unique defense perspective on the Watergate case while also discussing legal issues that were central to the Watergate case but which have largely been ignored. Issues that are analyzed include the admissibility of the White House tapes at the trial, the ethical obligation of the attorneys for the Committee to Re-elect the President to keep confidential what they had learned from Gordon Liddy, and issues involving multiple conspiracies, variance and severance.
Contents: Two Paths to D.C.; A Man's Life is at Stake; The Only Charge Conspiracy; Beverly Hills to Burning Tree; A Slight PR Problem; Confession, Confidentiality and Commitments; Have a Fire; The CIA Connection; Hush Money; Read the Lead Sheets; Surrogates and Security; Conflict between CRP Counsel; Legal Issues in a Political Case; White House Tape Memos; Spokes, Chains and Mulitiple Conspiracies; Variance Sham or Good Faith; Spillover, Sickness and Severance; Uniquely Among the Defendants; Vague and Sprawling; Highly Prejudicial and Untrustworthy; Erroneous and Self Serving; Last But Most Important; Free Mardian; No Surprises; Retreat to Harmless Error; Fallacious Premises and Adequate Instructions; No Surprises II; Responding to the Government; More Memos and the Joint Appendix; The Reply Belief; Oral Argument; The Opinion; The Press and Richard Nixon; A Ruff Decision.

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Arnold Rochvarg is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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... a must read for the generation that only views Watergate as a phrase that only partially describes a true constitutional crisis. (Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.)

Books by trial lawyers are common but rarely do we get the kind of close analysis of a criminal appeal that Arnold Rochvarg offers in Watergate Victory: Mardian's Appeal. Accessible even to the noexpert reader, Rochvarg guides us through complexlegal concepts as the appeal moved from conviction, to legal strategy, to reversal. (Stephens Gillers, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law)

Mr Rochvarg makes a convincing case for the proposition that regardless of whether he was guilty in fact, Mardian did not deserve to be convicted based upon the evidence that the government was able to mount against him...Second, the book serves as anobject lesson of the pain and effort that is necessary to achieve excellent lawyering. Too many believe that all lawyers do is consult the case books. But excellent results are achieved only by the careful marshalling of the facts and an intelligent and effective strategy that chooses which arguments to press and which to ignore. Lawyering, when done correctly, can make a huge difference, and Rochvarg's book is a shining example of that lesson. (Hamilton P. Fox, III, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan)

An insider's view that persuasively challenges conventional wisdom on the Watergate trial. (Graham Allison, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government)

An insider's view that persuasively challenges conventional wisdom on the Watergate trial. (Graham Allison, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government)

... a must read for the generation that only views Watergate as a phrase that only partially describes a true constitutional crisis. (Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.)

Books by trial lawyers are common but rarely do we get the kind of close analysis of a criminal appeal that Arnold Rochvarg offers in Watergate Victory: Mardian's Appeal. Accessible even to the noexpert reader, Rochvarg guides us through complex legal concepts as the appeal moved from conviction, to legal strategy, to reversal. (Stephens Gillers, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law)

Mr Rochvarg makes a convincing case for the proposition that regardless of whether he was guilty in fact, Mardian did not deserve to be convicted based upon the evidence that the government was able to mount against him...Second, the book serves as an object lesson of the pain and effort that is necessary to achieve excellent lawyering. Too many believe that all lawyers do is consult the case books. But excellent results are achieved only by the careful marshalling of the facts and an intelligent and effective strategy that chooses which arguments to press and which to ignore. Lawyering, when done correctly, can make a huge difference, and Rochvarg's book is a shining example of that lesson. (Hamilton P. Fox, III, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan)

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