INVESTIGATIONS: The Unlovable Counsel

Tension and excitement recalling the investigative heyday of the late Joe McCarthy hummed in a packed, green-walled hearing room on Capitol Hill last week. The quaintly named House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight was scheduled to air revelations about the Federal Communications Commission, and massed advance leaks to the press had hinted at sensational stuff, including a "criminal felony." Also reminiscent of the McCarthy period was the doomsday rumble in the voice of Subcommittee Counsel Bernard Schwartz. By week's end intense, brilliant Lawyer Schwartz, 35, New York University Law School professor and author of seven published books on law, had...

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