Title

The Independent Counsel Law: End It, Don’t Mend It,

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Initially, I believed the independent-counsel statute was a good idea, but recent events have made me reconsider its wisdom, its necessity and its constitutionality. The problem is not merely that a partisan might be appointed and thus have an opportunity to hunt his enemy. A more systemic problem exists: The independent counsel is not subject to most of the constraints usually placed on prosecutorial discretion.

Publication Citation

Susan Low Bloch, The Independent Counsel Law: End It, Don’t Mend It, 4 IntellectualCapital.com. 949 (Feb. 18-25, 1999)