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59 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1974)

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SEPTEMBER 20. 1974


Nixon Pardon Ford Appoints Areeda
Is Denounced, White House Counsel
Praised Here  By Robert E Mack
By Frank Sisson       W 410..___.

Professor James Vorenberg and
Vice Dean William L. Bruce ex-
pressed contrasting reactions to the
blanket pardon of ex-President
Richard M. Nixon, in comments
solicited this week subsequent to
President Gerald R. Ford's Sep-
tember 16 press conference.
Treatment of Nixon as a special
case and the significance of his al-
legedly poor health surfaced as
major areas of disagreement.
Vorenberg commented: My
problem with the pardon is that
it suggests a lack of confidence
in the criminal justice system to
deal with a very hard case. What
Watergate has been about was
(Continued on Page 12)

President uerald roru nas ap-
pointed Areeda as Counsel to the
President. Areeda will shortly join
present Counsel to the President
Philip Buchen in Washington,
commuting from Cambridge until
October 14, when he wilh assume
full-time duties in Washington.
Approached several weeks ago
with the Presidential job offer by
individuals he would only describe
as intermediaries, Areeda de-
cided to join Buchen as the
President's legal adviser. At the
present time he is unsure of the size
of the legal staff that he will head,
estimating that it will be perhaps
something of the magnitude of six,
His job will be to do what the Pres-
(Continued on Page 8)

New White House Uounse
Phillip Areeda

St. Clair Calls for Constitutional Revision
To Clarify Presidential Impeachment Rule

By Ricardo Hinojosa
James D. St. Clair '44 ('47) has
suggested in an exclusive inter-
view with the RECORD that a con-
stitutional amendment is needed to
clarify the impeachment standard
in the constitution. I don't think it
[the present standard] is at all
clear, he concluded.
St. Clair is back in Boston after
having served as former President
Richard M. Nixon's counsel for the
last seven and one-half months of
his presidency. He has rejoined the
Boston firm of Hale and Dorr as of
September 1.
It was implied in everything

Janes D. St. Clair '44 ('47)

they did that a majority of the
members of the House Ju-
diciary Committee had de-
cided evidence of criminal
wrongdoing was necessary for
impeachment opined St. Clair.
The Boston trial lawyer said he
believes the constitutional stand-
ard for the impeachment and con-
viction of a President should be a
serious criminal offense proven
by clear and convincing evidence.
I don't believe it should neces-
sarily be beyond a reasonable doubt
because it is not a judicial proceed-
ing nor does it have the same con-
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