Lawrence E. Walsh, formerly a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and a Deputy Attorney General of the US, has been president of the American Bar Association and was independent counsel during the Iran–contra affair. He is the author of Firewall: The Iran—Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up. (March 1998)

IN THE REVIEW

Kenneth Starr and the Independent Counsel Act

Some observers have been shocked by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s prosecutorial intrusion into the private life of President Clinton at a critical moment of our international affairs. They deplore his use of his powers in order to pursue possible misstatements in an ongoing private civil lawsuit. Such disapproving observers divide …