The Watergate scandal-and the crisis in public confidence in government it spawned-left us many legacies, one of which is the Independent Counsel ("IC") statute. Over twenty years after the fact, the "lessons" of the scandal itself continue to be the dominant reference. It is time to evaluate the "lessons" of Watergate's legacies and, in particular, the IC mechanism.
33 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 463
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O'Sullivan, Julie R., "The Independent Counsel Statute: Bad Law, Bad Policy" (1996). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1756.