Starr's Report to Congress: Author! Author!

Congressional reports tend to be jargon-filled affairs, usually tackling sleepy themes like IRS restructuring or census sampling. Not so the 300-page tome on the Lewinsky investigation that Ken Starr is expected to deliver to the House of Representatives by late September. To help craft the report that could decide the fate of the President, Starr has turned to author and legal scholar Stephen Bates. Known for his sober scholarship and shy demeanor, this soft-spoken, Harvard-pedigreed lawyer is the literary editor at the Wilson Quarterly, a cerebral journal whose summer issue boasts an article on the history of conscription and another titled...

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