Secret White House Tapes

733–10

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733–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Warren E. Burger
  • Manolo Sanchez
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • UNKNOWN
June 14, 1972
Conversation No. 733-10

Date: June 14, 1972
Time: 2:54-3:59 pm
Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)


The President met with Warren E. Burger.

Greetings

Work of Supreme Court
-John N. Mitchell
-Case load
-Work of Chief Justice
-Court executives
-Chief Justice
-Legislation
-Personnel
-Reorganization of circuit courts

Burger's children
-Employment
-Item for the President’s signature

Earl Warren
-Age
-Travel

Item for the President’s signature
-Wade Burger

Photograph
-J. Lee Rankin
-Fred Vinson
-Rankin
-Herbert Brownell

Vinson
-Capabilities
-Conversation with Burger
-Mitchell
-Age

Supreme Court Justices
-Age
-Harry A. Blackmun
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-Health
-Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
-Health
-Performance

Wade Burger
-Photographs
-The President’s signature
-Burger’s appointment announcement
-Elvera Burger
-The President’s signature

Weather

Burger's exercise
-Walking
-Golf
-Tennis
-Swimming
-Gym at Supreme Court
-Swimming

Congress
-Strom Thurmond
-Exercise
-Allen J. Ellender
-Health
-Exercise
-Appearance
-John L. McClellan
-Judiciary committee
-James O. Eastland
-Work with Burger
-Burger
-Judiciary committee
-McClellan, Eastland, and Roman L. Hruska
-Eastland
-The President’s view

Burger's possible trip to Japan
-Invitation
-Value
-Japanese
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-The President’s view
-Timing
-Burger's schedule
American Bar Association [ABA] convention
-Warren
-Leon Jaworski
-Robert Meserve
-Burger's activities
-Powell

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:54 pm.

Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm.

Supreme Court Justices
-William H. Rehnquist
-Forthcoming speech to state Chief Justices
-Burger
-Powell
-Schedule
-Public appearance
-Rehnquist
-Blackmun
-Hugo L. Black
-John M. Harlan
-William O. Douglas
-William J. Brennan, Jr.
-Wife
-Thurgood Marshall
-Powell
-Potter Stewart
-Byron R. (“Whizzer”) White

Supreme Court
-Importance
-The President’s view
-Changes
-Appointments

Book by Irving Kristol
-On Democracy in America
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-Domestic issues

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:54 pm.

Kristol book

Bull left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm.

Kristol
-Disenchantment with liberalism
-Domestic issues
-Chapter on censorship
-Burger

Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:54 pm.

Kristol’s book

Bull left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm.


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Kristol’s book
-Burger
-Clerks
-The President’s view

Reading by Burger
-Philadelphia Constitutional Convention
-Use in opinion
-Dictated section
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

Dictation system
-Purpose
-Typing

Secretaries at Supreme Court
-Sherman Adams
-Mary Byrnes
-Joseph H. Ball

The President's reading
-Winston S. Churchill
-Quality of writing
-Dictation
-Details
-Diary

Memoranda
-Record of conversations
-Leonid I. Brezhnev, Chou En-Lai
-Henry A. Kissinger’s role
-Vignettes
-Interest
-The President’s view

Burger's nomination as Chief Justice
-Recollections
-Mitchell
-Brownell
-Tax returns
-Burger's income
-Conversation with Mitchell
-Acceptance
-Brownell
-Eastland
-Meeting with Mitchell
-Public announcement
-Burger’s recollections
-Family response
-Elvera Burger
-Wade Burger
-Meeting with the President
-Record of meeting
-Announcement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)


Appointment of Burger
-Experience
-Warren
-Experience
-Black
-The President’s recollections
-Abe Fortas
-The President’s view
-Burger’s views
-Black
-First Amendment
-Privacy
-Support for Burger
-Testimonial dinner
-Press reports


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[Duration: 36s ]


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Testimonial dinner for Black
-Black’s comments
-Endorsement for Burger

Future Supreme Court appointments
-Vacancies
-The President’s concern
-Qualifications
-Burger
-Names for vacancies
-Rehnquist
-The President’s view
-Role
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-Mitchell
-G. Harrold Carswell
-The President’s view
-Clement F. Haynesworth

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 2:54 pm.

The President's acknowledgement

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:59 pm.

Future Supreme Court appointments
-The President’s policy
-Black appointment
-Jewish appointment
-Caspar W. Weinburger
-White House staff
-Arthur F. Burns
-Federal Reserve Board [FRB]
-Kissinger
-Herbert Stein
-Edward Levy
-Background
-University of Chicago
-William H. Brown III
-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]
-The President’s view
-Possible meeting with Burger
-Duke Power Supreme Court decision
-EEOC case
-Brown
-William French Smith
-University of California Board of Regents
-Mitchell’s previous conversation with Burger
-The President’s view
-Smith’s background
-Age

Administration appointments
-The President’s view
-Ivy League
-Middle America
-Geographic areas
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)


Douglas
-Possible retirement
-Age
-Western background
-Regional identification
-Education

Attacks on Supreme Court
-Liberal press
-National Observer
-Wall Street Journal
-[Forename unknown] Perry
-Woman reporter’s column
-Douglas
-Burger
-Liberal press
-Criminal law
-Burger’s view
-The President’s view

Kristol

Decisions of Supreme Court
-Trends
-Right of counsel
-Press accounts
-ABA recommendations
-Douglas
-Dissent
-Rehnquist and Powell
-Burger
-Capital punishment case
-Forthcoming ruling
-The President’s view

Liberal press
-Reaction by Powell
-Rehnquist and Blackmun
-The President's relation with justices

New Supreme Court justices
-Effects of Washington social climate
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-The President’s advice
-Rehnquist
-Burger, Blackmun
-The President’s view
-Congress
-John Sherman Cooper
-Effect
-Vote on Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM]
-Burger
-Powell
-Rehnquist
-Blackmun
-Stewart
-White
-Burger’s view
-Possible successor to Burger
-White
-Burger’s view
-Blackmun
-Powell
-Rehnquist
-White
-Burger’s view
-Background
-Support for Burger

White House dinner for Supreme Court Justices
-Timing
-Guest list
-Confidence of citizenry in judiciary
-The President’s view
-John B. Connally's opinion
-Warren court

Issues before Supreme Court
-Busing
-Cases
-The President’s view
-Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education case
-Press depiction
-Burger’s view
-Busing limits
-Restraining order
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-Burger
-Effect
-Detroit judge [Stephen Roth]
-Robert P. Griffin
-Gerald R. Ford

Judges
-John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
-Political appointments

Supreme Court decision on private clubs
-American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU]
-Rights to privacy
-Jewish clubs
-Restrictions
-The President’s view
-Opposition on club restrictions
-Breakdown of restrictions
-Fitz Weiner (sp?)
-Legal arguments
-Private clubs
-Blacks
-The President’s view
-Burger’s view
-Restrictions
-Professional organizations
-Jewish and Catholic support
-Moose Lodge

No-fault insurance
-The President’s policy
-Opposition
-Cost of litigation
-Christian Science Monitor
-Costs of inquiry
-Litigation
-Workman's compensation

Lord Chief Justice of England
-Burger's house guest
-Possible visit to White House
-Trip to San Francisco
-Powell
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)

-Qualities, philosophy
-New York Times
-Opposition to philosophy

New York Times and Washington Post, Time, Newsweek
-Opposition to the President and Burger
-The President’s view

The Right Honorable Lord John Passmore Widgery
-Background
-World War II
-Appointment
-Friendship with Burger
-Burger's lecture trip to England
-Walter H. Annenberg
-Visit to the White House
-Arrangements
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

Kissinger

The President's opening to People's Republic of China [PRC]
-Impact
-Burger’s view
-Importance
-Soviet Union

World future
-Burger’s predictions
-Merger of Catholic and non-Catholic worlds
-Convergence of Communist and non-communist worlds
-The President's efforts

Nation's mood
-1972 election
-Thomas E. Dewey
-George S. McGovern
-Strengths
-Weaknesses
-Hubert H. Humphrey

Burger left at 3:59 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Jan-02) Conv. No. 733-10 (cont.)
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