The Supreme Court Unanimously agrees and orders Nixon to release the tape recordings of White House Conversations. The Supreme Court declared that "Executive Right" did not give the president to withhold evidence in trial. This ultimately is the major step that led towards the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Ford White House Photograph Collection, 12/06/1973 - 01/20/1977; Gerald R. Ford Library, Ann Arbor, MI.
Still whilst the supreme court did demand the tapes that ultimately ended the Nixon Administration, President Nixon did manage to nominate his predecessor Gerald R. Ford to be his vice president. The Nomination accepted, Ford was to become president soon after becoming vice president. This image showing a meeting between Nixon and Ford, in regards to Ford's nomination.
Block, Herbert Lawrence. “Record Shop” Record Shop, HERBlock, 1973.
The cartoon shows the time gap in the tapes that the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to release to be brought into trial. The tapes that were brought were not all there, and there was in fact an 18 minute gap in one of the tapes that was set by Rose Mary. The gap and the missing tapes led the Supreme Court to demand all of the tapes and to declare that "Executive Right" doesn't apply during trial.