Ethics, Politics, and the Independent Counsel: Executive Power, Executive Vice 1789-1989

Ethics, Politics, and the Independent Counsel: Executive Power, Executive Vice 1789-1989

by Terry Eastland
     
 

Ethics, Politics, and the Independent Counsel is the first-ever book-length study of the "special prosecutor" law passed in the aftermath of Watergate. Terry Eastland examines the origins and enactment of the law, as well as subsequent revisions. He analyzes the Supreme Court's recent opinion upholding the law in Morrison v. Olson. And he discusses how the law,

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Ethics, Politics, and the Independent Counsel is the first-ever book-length study of the "special prosecutor" law passed in the aftermath of Watergate. Terry Eastland examines the origins and enactment of the law, as well as subsequent revisions. He analyzes the Supreme Court's recent opinion upholding the law in Morrison v. Olson. And he discusses how the law, which is scheduled to expire in 1992, should be amended and even rethought. A work of law, history, and public policy, Ethics, Politics, and the Independent Counsel raises important questions about an increasingly influential federal law and its implications for the future of American government.

Editorial Reviews

Ronald D. Rotunda In The Wall Street Journal
...I commend Terry Eastland's new book....
The Wall Street Journal - Edwin M. Yoder
...comes as a breath of fresh air....this superb monograph is virtually our only mature and searching dissection of an ignoble experiment with American liberties....a fine and even magisterial piece of work.
The Wall Street Journal - Hugh Sidey
Terry Eastland, with great grace and compelling logic, has written the definitive case against the independent counsel law, the child of Watergate...Eastland's voice needs to be heard in this era of impulsive morality.
The Wall Street Journal - Stephen Carter
Mr. Eastland has penned a lively and energetic book, an important contribution to the debate over the independent counsel law. When the time comes for the statute's renewal, its supporters will have to contend with his forceful and well-crafted arguments.
The Wall Street Journal
...I commend Terry Eastland's new book....
National Review
...illuminating...Eastland has written a compact, graceful study of a critical contemporary subplot in the long drama of American constitutional law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937299159
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
11/01/1989
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Ronald D. Rotunda
Mr. Eastland has penned a lively and energetic book, an important contribution to the debate over the independent counsel law. When the time comes for the statute's renewal, its supporters will have to contend with his forceful and well-crafted arguments.
— Stephen Carter, Yale Law School

Meet the Author

Terry Eastland is Resident Scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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