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Independent counsel : the law and the investigations

Author: Charles A Johnson; Danette Brickman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2001.
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The authors analyze the origins, evolution, functions and dissolution of the office of the independent counsel, created in the late-1970s to investigate and prosecute alleged executive misconduct in the federal government. They provide an overview of how executive misconduct was handled in the 18th, 19th and early-20th centuries, and then review the Watergate investigations which led to passage of the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Charles A., 1948-
Independent counsel.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)622351696
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Johnson; Danette Brickman
ISBN: 1568025084 9781568025087
OCLC Number: 46882682
Description: xiii, 356 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Executive misconduct --
The Watergate investigations --
Precursors to independent counsel legislation, 1973-1978 --
The struggle to balance discretion, independence, and accountability : legislation, 1978-1994 --
Independent counsel investigations, 1978-2000 --
The end of the Independent Counsel Law.
Responsibility: Charles A. Johnson and Danette Brickman.

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Since the 1970s, independent prosecutors have investigated alleged misconduct by public officials in Washington in one of the longest and most controversial episodes in American history. This work is  Read more...

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