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William Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon during Watergate, dies

William Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon during Watergate, dies

William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who quit his job in the US DOJ rather than carry out President Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. Ruckelshaus was 87. After Ruckelshaus resigned, Solicitor General Robert Bork carried out the firing in what became known as the ’Saturday Night Massacre’.

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