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  Saturday night massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Saturday night massacre" (October 20, 1973) was the term given by political commentators to U.S. President Richard Nixon's executive dismissal of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the forced resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus during the controversial and drawn-out Watergate scandal.
Cox, who was appointed by Congress to investigate the events surrounding the Watergate break-in of June 17, 1972, had earlier issued a subpoena to President Nixon, asking for copies of taped conversations which Nixon had made in the Oval Office as evidence.
Cox refused the compromise that same evening, and it was believed that there would be a short rest in the legal maneuvering while government offices were closed for the weekend.
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 Robert Bork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1987 he was nominated for the position of Associate Justice on the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, but his nomination was rejected by the Senate in a 58-42 vote.
Bork's law texts are typically based on the Framers' original understanding of the United States Constitution, and in his texts he argues that constitutional text should be interpreted based on such understandings.
The firing incident is known as The "Saturday Night Massacre." Nixon's Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Richardson's Deputy Attorney General, William Ruckelshaus, resigned rather than carry out that order.
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 Saturday Night Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The so-called Saturday Night Massacre was the dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox and the forced resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus by U.S. President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal on the night of Saturday, October 20, 1973.
Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was appointed by Congress to investigate the events surrounding the Watergate break-in of June 17,1972, had earlier issued a subpoena to President Nixon, asking for copies of taped conversations which Nixon had made in the Oval Office as evidence.
The Independent Counsel Act, passed in 1978, was a direct result of the Massacre.
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 Saturday Night Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The case concludes with a brief description of the public outrage which followed Cox's dismissal and a discussion of the effects of the "Massacre" on the subsequent course of the Watergate affair.
Use of this power is tinged with moral ambiguities; thus the case may also serve as a vehicle for discussing ethical tensions facing public servants--for instance personal vs. professional loyalties, and protection of the constitution vs.
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 Encyclopedia: Saturday Night Massacre
June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining.
United States Office of the Independent Counsel was an independent prosecutor — distinct from the Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice — that provided reports to the Congress under Title 28 of the United States Code, Article 595.
Saturday Timeline of the Watergate scandal —regarding attempts by the sitting U.S. President to discredit an anti-war whistleblower of official capacity, and upon exposure of related improprieties, to use the powers of office to silence political and legal opposition.
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 Saturday Night Massacre -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Nixon initially refused to comply with the subpoena, but on October 19, 1973, he offered what was later known as the (Click link for more info and facts about Stennis Compromise) Stennis Compromise, asking a (A member of a senate) Senator to review and summarize the tapes for the special prosecutor's office.
Cox refused the compromise that evening, and it was believed that there would be a short rest in the legal maneuvering while government offices were closed for the weekend.
And I think, too, that I should say that in my years of public life that [sic] I've welcomed this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their President's a crook.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Sa/Saturday_Night_Massacre.htm   (310 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Iraq massacre may have been inside job   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The massacre of 50 unarmed Iraqi cadets headed home on leave suggests Iraqi insurgents have infiltrated Iraq's security forces deeply enough to gain intelligence and make precision strikes of their own.
The massacre Saturday night near the Iranian border was the most dramatic of a growing number of precision attacks by guerrillas who appear to be operating with inside information on movements, identities and future plans of Iraqi security forces.
The fact that the insurgents managed to waylay so many troops Saturday -- unarmed, wearing civilian clothes and headed home on leave -- led some Iraqi officials to speculate the guerrillas may have been tipped off on the recruits' movements.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/10/25/iraq_massacre_may_have_been_inside_job   (495 words)

 FEMINISM: We've only just begun - Reviews
It’s a trap perhaps, but as he looks down on the bland new housing development he’ll probably be living in, he can’t resist throwing a stone as a last gesture of defiance.
The world of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is one I recognized immediately when I first saw the film as a teenager.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was arguably the first British film to give an uncondescending representation of working-class life and it was certainly the first to celebrate convincingly a working-class hero.
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 Nixon fired Watergate prosecutor | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Archibald Cox, the special Watergate prosecutor who was fired by the Nixon White House in the "Saturday Night Massacre" in 1973, died yesterday at his home in Brooksville, Maine.
The "Saturday Night Massacre" resulted from Cox's efforts as special prosecutor to force the White House to turn over the tapes of Oval Office conversations that ultimately proved that there had been a conspiracy to cover up the administration's ties to the Watergate burglary.
Besides his wife, whom he married in 1927, Cox is survived by three children, Sarah, of Brooksville, Maine, Archibald Jr., of Markleville, Ind., and Phyllis, of Denver; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040530/news_1n30cox.html   (534 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Saturday night special
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 WashingtonPost.com: Nixon Forces Firing of Cox; Richardson, Ruckelshaus Quit
Cox responded that he could not comply with the President's instructions and elaborated on his refusal and vowed to pursue the tape recordings at a televised news conference yesterday.
That set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the departure of Cox and the two top officials of the Justice Department and immediately raised prospects that the President himself might be impeached or forced to resign.
The action raised new questions as to whether Congress would proceed to confirm House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to be Vice President or leave Speaker of the House Carl Albert (D-Okla.) next in line of succession to the highest office in the land.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/national/longterm/watergate/articles/102173-2.htm   (1421 words)

 Genesis: Footnote #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
463, 505-06 ("According to congressional wisdom, it was this ‘Saturday Night Massacre' that shattered public confidence in our system of justice,' necessitating the enactment of the IC statute.
What is overlooked is the fact that the system subsequently worked as it should,.
Although it is true that after Cox's firing during the "Saturday Night Massacre," the American public rose up and President Nixon was ultimately forced to disgorge the subpoenaed tapes, this story almost had a different ending.").
www.brook.edu /gs/IC/Genesis/footnote2.htm   (257 words)

 Elliot Richardson, Watergate Hero, Dies, 79 [December 31, 1999]
Richardson was summoned to the White House on Saturday 20 October 1973 and instructed to dismiss Cox.
The Saturday Night Massacre became a crucial turning point in the Watergate scandal.
Richardson's stand on that night ranks as one of the great assertions of the independence of the judiciary and the sanctity of the separation of powers.
www.watergate.info /news/00-01-01richardson-dies.shtml   (226 words)

 National Interest, The: Foreign policy and domestic scandal
On October 20, 1973, an Arab-Israeli war was still raging in the Middle East when the "Saturday night massacre" occurred in Washington.
The domestic uproar over the "Saturday night massacre", in turn, was still raging four days later when the Soviet Union threatened to intervene unilaterally in the Arab-Israeli war, leading the United States to place its armed forces on a dramatic worldwide alert.
That wasn't all: the total Arab oil embargo against the United States was declared on the very Saturday of the "Saturday night massacre." In addition, Washington was still reeling from the unprecedented resignation-under-a-cloud of Vice President Spiro Agnew on October 10 - four days after the Arab-Israeli war began.
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 BRIAN DICKERSON: Dismissal and stonewalling recall Nixon
Richardson and his deputy both resigned rather than carry out the order to dismiss Cox, explaining that to do so would violate their pledge that the special prosecutor would be allowed to pursue his inquiry without White House interference.
To those of us who were old enough read a newspaper in 1973, Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre remains one of the most vivid milestones in contemporary American history.
And of the myriad ways in which Kilpatrick's youth and inexperience have bedeviled his inaugural term as Detroit's mayor, his inability to remember the night Cox was sacked may be the most tragic.
www.freep.com /news/metro/ndicke16_20030516.htm   (541 words)

 Q & A
William Ruckelshaus was involved in the “Saturday night massacre” during the Nixon administration.
The first one was the general election count on election night, in which the Republican was ahead by 140 votes.
And the variation in temperature is not very great, so you get warm summers and cool nights, and at the same time, this time of year, we're -- this is about as cold as it gets, which is around 30, here ever.
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 Tina Fey Actress Comedian Saturday Night Live
Fey also served as head writer for the Emmy Award winning special “Saturday Night Live –The 25th Anniversary.” Fey, co-head writer Dennis McNicholas and the writing staff of SNL were honored with a 2002 Primetime Emmy Award and Writers’ Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
Saturday Night Live 's Tina Fey might well have a hit on her hands, judging by the critical reaction to Mean Girls, which she wrote.
Then you got hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer, and a few years later you were drafted back to acting.
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 No time to quit for Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
After Saturday Night Massacre, Francona stood behind the Red Sox as they went into Game 4 trying to keep hopes alive
BOSTON -- Saturday's score -- well, early Sunday morning's score, given the record 4 hours, 20 minutes it took to complete a rout that extended beyond midnight -- was 19-8 in favor of the New York Yankees.
Catcher Jason Varitek was asked about the night Matsui had, but he said it was more than just a one-man show.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04292/397564.stm   (803 words)

 Monday Night Massacre (Nov. 1, 1999)
Saturday Night Fever > Mike Ixnay: Oh my god, they got things off to a quick start as The Darkhold attacked SNF from behind and now Trevor Haven and Proctor Meridan are fighting amongst each other...
Proctor takes Mikey and rolls him in and Bernard is up and he catches Trevor with a spin heel kick as he turns around and Proctor is kicksing Mikey while he is down...
Saturday Night Fever is are the winners of the match, and now Trevor is in the ring...
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 Powell's Books - Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation by Ken Gormley
By October 1973 special prosecutor Archibald Cox was tracing the Watergate cover-up to the Oval Office.
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.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=17-0738201472-0   (149 words)

 Unwise Counsel: How to Rein in the Next Ken Starr
Once an attorney general authorizes an investigation, the only way it can end is by Congress refusing to budget money for its continuation, or for the independent counsel to choose to conclude it him- or herself.
The law was a response to the notorious Saturday Night Massacre of October 20, 1973, in which President Richard Nixon ordered Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox fired after he subpoenaed the White House tapes.
The Saturday Night Massacre was central to undermining Nixon's claim of innocence and candor, and led directly to the filing of the first articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives.
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 Fortean Slips: The Halloween Saturday Night Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The latest threat is a devious one: a misguided attempt to dislodge Halloween from its place on the calendar, thereby robbing it of all its rich heritage and meaning.
The culprit behind this affront is that formidable titan in the realm of date-reckoning, the Farmers' Almanac, which has launched a campaign to move Halloween from October 31 to the last Saturday in October.
Instead, altering the observance to the last Saturday in October would be a grassroots campaign that could start with city and county councils, and perhaps even classrooms.
www.parascope.com /articles/slips/fs30_1.htm   (1282 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB - Recap - Yankees at Red Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
By the time the long, long night ended with a devastating 19-8 romp over the Red Sox, the dreaded New Yorkers were just one game away from a shocking sweep.
That was more than enough offense on a night Javier Vazquez relieved an ineffective Kevin Brown to get just his second win in more than two months.
The night's Big Three -- Sheffield, Matsui and Rodriguez -- did plenty of damage on their own, going 12-for-16 with five doubles, four homers and 12 RBI.
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 Special prosecutor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Archibald Cox was one of the most notable special prosectors.
He was fired during the Saturday Night Massacre.
The term is sometimes used as a synonym for Independent Counsel, but under the former law authorizing the Independent Counsel, the appointment was made by a special panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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