Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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Preface

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pp. vii-xii

Moments after taking the presidential oath of office on August 9, 1974, the thirty-eighth president of the United States offered the above words of . . .

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Chapter 1 “Where There Is Smoke”: Investigating and Prosecuting Executive Branch Officials

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pp. 1-33

When the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee convened on January 15, 2009, to consider President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of . . .

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Chapter 2. Legal Regimes, Attorneys General, and Executive Accountability

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pp. 34-60

The position of US attorney general, like that of many other chief law enforcement officers holding parallel positions in state governments, presents a . . .

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Chapter 3. When All Bets Are Off: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Their Family Members on Trial

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pp. 61-85

The 1870 statute that formally established the Department of Justice granted the new agency “control over all criminal prosecutions” in which the United States . . .

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Chapter 4. A Bit Too Familiar: When the Justice Department Investigates the Justice Department

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pp. 86-113

Perhaps the most obvious conflict of interest that arises in the investigation and prosecution of executive branch corruption occurs when the hunter . . .

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Chapter 5. More Political Considerations: Departing Officials, Looming Elections, and the Influence of Partisan Opposition

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pp. 114-133

An attorney general who is considering whether or not to appoint a special counsel or independent prosecutor is swimming in dangerous waters. The issues . . .

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Chapter 6. What’s a Little Prosecution among Friends? A Framework for Political Analysis

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pp. 134-148

On April 7, 1995, Independent Counsel Joseph DiGenova filed his final report in the case of Elizabeth Tamposi and the passport search scandal. DiGenova . . .

Notes

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pp. 149-169

Select Bibliography

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pp. 171-182

Index

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pp. 183-196

Back Cover

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