When Will Starr Pull the Plug?

In 1997, while teaching law part time at New York University, Ken Starr wanted his students to understand that a good trial lawyer always argues passionately, even for positions he would reject if he were the judge. So Starr turned his classroom into a moot court and pleaded--of all things--Bill Clinton's most famous court failure: the President's argument that as long as he remained in office, the Constitution immunized him from Paula Jones' civil lawsuit.

Now, with Clinton headed for acquittal in the Senate, Starr's take on presidential immunity is anything but academic. Last week the New York Times reported that...

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