In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence.

John J. Sirica (1904-1992) American jurist
Statement (15 Sep 1974)

On obtaining the Watergate tapes from President Richard M Nixon.

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