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Benjamin Wittes

in Starr: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses Kenneth Starr's address at George Washington University attacking one of Watergate's most important legislative offspring: the now-defunct independent counsel law under which ... More


Starr: A Reassessment

Benjamin Wittes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092523
eISBN:
9780300127485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092523.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How is Kenneth Starr's extraordinary term as independent counsel to be understood? Was he a partisan warrior out to get the Clintons, or a savior of the Republic? An unstoppable menace, an unethical ... More


The Modern Debate

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the most significant modern fight about the removal power and the unitary executive—one that centered on Congress's effort after 1978 to use independent counsels or prosecutors ... More


Can the President Be Charged with a Crime?

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What if a sitting president accepted illegal foreign campaign donations or sought to obstruct an ongoing federal investigation? Could he be charged with a crime? The conventional wisdom is no, but ... More


Can Congress Protect Special Prosecutors from the President?

Andrew Coan

in Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190943868
eISBN:
9780190948184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943868.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Can Congress constitutionally restrict the president’s power to remove a special prosecutor? In a 1988 case called Morrison v. Olson, a nearly unanimous Supreme Court held that the answer was yes. ... More


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