by John Anderson,American Lawyer, April 1998.
Should the independent counsel statute be re-authorized in 1999? This article
explores the arguments of critics and supporters.
by Alison Frankel, American Lawyer, March 1998.
Although some of the criticisms
of Kenneth Starr's investigation are valid, says the author, many of the
problems arise from the nature of the law establishing the office.
Excerpts from Reno's Congressional testimony in which she vigorously advocated
the re-enactment of the law in order to maintain public confidence in all
branches of government.
Excerpts from the U.S. Supreme Court 1987 decision which re-affirmed the
constitutionality of the Independent Counsel law. Plus, excerpts from
Justice Antonin Scalia's passionate dissent.
This is the full text of the independent counsel statute as it stood after it was reauthorized
by Congress in 1994.
"Tripping Over the Ghosts of Watergate: How to Build a Better Independent Counsel"
Neil A. Lewis, New York Times, May 18, 1998.
David Grann, The New Republic, February 2, 1998
"What is Janet Reno Thinking?"
Jeffrey Goldberg, The New York Times
Magazine, July 6, 1997.
"Janet Reno, Alone"
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, December 1, 1997.
"Who is Donald Smaltz?"
John Haman, Arkansas Times, Feb. 17, 1995.
"On Fresh Ground"
Richard Behar, Time Magazine, December 26, 1994.
On Best Behavior: The Clinton Administration and Ethics in Government
Gregory Walden, 1996. Chapter 11: "Allegations Against Agriculture Secretary