TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P36

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P36 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 338 STARR KENNETH WINSTON What I fear is an AGE OF CONSTITUTIONAL ILLITERACY. Ken Starr appointed to the court of appeals. During his six-year tenure Starr consistently displayed his conservative ideology but inspired respect from both conservatives and liberals for his judicial integrity. Starr accepted the position of solicitor general offered him by President george . bush in 1989. His duties as solicitor general included arguing cases on behalf of the United States in the Supreme Court and deciding which government cases merited appeal. He returned to private practice when President Clinton took office. On August 5 1994 a three-judge panel selected Starr to replace Robert B. Fiske Jr. as independent counsel for the inquiry into the whitewater affair clouding the Clinton administration. Although Fiske had already done so Starr investigated Bill and Hillary Clinton s connection to the failure of the Madison Guaranty Savings Loan a bank in Little Rock Arkansas owned by James and Susan McDougal business partners of the Clintons. Susan McDougal refused to testify before Starr s grand jury and consequently served about 18 months in prison on contempt charges. Starr also reopened an investigation into the 1993 death of White House counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. Fiske had concluded that Foster had committed suicide but conspiracy theories abounded that Foster had been murdered. Starr s July 1997 report concluded that the death was a suicide. At the request of Attorney General janet reno Starr also investigated the 1993 firing of White House travel employees at a time when friends of the Clintons were getting into the travel business and the misappropriation of FBi files on Republicans by White House staffers. Starr took an unprecedented step when he called hillary clinton to testify before a grand jury in 1996. Starr had earlier subpoenaed from Hillary Clinton s Little Rock law firm billing records relating to her work for the failed Madison Guaranty. Some of the .