Kenneth W. Starr Esq.
February 2007: "Dean Starr is admitted to practice in California, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. In the 1970's, he clerked for The Honorable David W. Dyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
While in private practice, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. In addition to working in the private sector, he has served as Counselor to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith, Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Solicitor General of the United States, and Independent Counsel on the Whitewater matter. As Solicitor General, he argued twenty-five cases before the Supreme Court involving a wide range of governmental regulatory and constitutional issues of commercial importance.
Dean Starr is a member of numerous professional organizations and boards, including the American Law Institute, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the American Inns of Court. An enthusiastic writer and scholar, he has authored many law review articles. His latest book is First Among Equals: The Supreme Court in American Life published in 2002.
Dean Starr's areas of expertise are antitrust, federal courts and federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He teaches Current Constitutional Issues."http://law.pepperdine.edu/academics/faculty/starr.html
April 2010: "Chris Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression in New York City, says there was a flurry of subpoenas after special prosecutor Kenneth Starr tried to obtain Monica Lewinsky's book purchase records in 1998."http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20002870-38.html
September 2009: "Under both Republicans and Democrats, administrations have historically fought efforts to disclose who comes inside the gates, arguing that it would intrude on presidential prerogatives. Former President Bill Clinton resisted releasing records showing how many times Monica Lewinsky visited the White House, relenting only under pressure from the independent counsel, Kenneth W. Starr. President George W. Bush resisted releasing records of industry executives who participated in the energy task force led by Vice President Dick Cheney, ultimately losing in court."http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/the-white-house-will-disclose-visitor-logs/
July 2008: "Nonetheless, VSP’s challenge is regarded as important in the nonprofit world, and the company has retained Kenneth W. Starr, the former solicitor general and Whitewater independent counsel, to prepare for a hearing."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/16/us/16exempt.html
October 2007: 'American businesses paid more than $42 billion in securities class-action settlements between 1996 and 2006,' says former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr in a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Washington Legal Foundation.http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1009/p03s03-usju.html
November 2005: Lovitt, whose attorneys include former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, is the first condemned man that Warner has chosen to save from execution during his four-year term, which ends in January. Warner, a likely candidate for president in 2008, has allowed the executions of 11 men to proceed.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/29/AR2005112901054.html
October 2001: independent prosecutor who investigated President Bill Clinton for Whitewater financial transactions and the 1998 Monica Lewinsky sexual liaison.
Role Name Type Last Updated Member of (past or present) American Law Institute (ALI) Organization Oct 12, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Brown University Organization Oct 12, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) Duke University Organization Oct 12, 2007 Student/Trainee (past or present) George Washington University, The (GW) Organization Oct 12, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) Organization Oct 12, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Pepperdine University Organization Oct 12, 2007 Member of (past or present) Supreme Court Historical Society Organization Oct 12, 2007 Opponent (past or present) Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) Organization Oct 12, 2007 Researcher/Analyst of Opponent (past or present) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Person Oct 12, 2007 Researcher/Analyst of Opponent (past or present) President William ("Bill") Jefferson Clinton Person Oct 12, 2007 Opponent (past or present) Webb Hubbell Person Feb 5, 2007 Supervisor of (past or present) Prof. John O. McGinnis Esq. Person May 7, 2008 Supervisor of (past or present) Julie L. Myers Esq. Person Sep 21, 2005 Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) Attorney General William French Smith Esq. Person Oct 12, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 16, 2011 Who Is James Johnson?
QUOTE: Morgenson and Rosner write with barely suppressed rage, as if great crimes are being committed. But there are no crimes. This is how Washington works. Only two of the characters in this tale come off as egregiously immoral. Johnson made $100 million while supposedly helping the poor.
New York Times Apr 19, 2010 Amazon fights demand for customer records
QUOTE: Amazon.com filed a lawsuit on Monday to fend off a sweeping demand from North Carolina's tax collectors: detailed records including names and addresses of customers and information about exactly what they purchased.
CNET Sep 03, 2009 The White House Will Disclose Visitor Logs
QUOTE: President Obama announced on Friday that he will open up White House visitor logs on a regular basis for the first time in modern history, providing the public an unusually extensive look at who gets the opportunity to help shape American policy at the highest levels.
New York Times Jul 16, 2008 Vision Insurer to Ask Justices to Restore Its Tax Exemption
QUOTE: The country’s largest eye-care insurance program plans to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the Internal Revenue Service properly revoked its tax exemption in 2003, company executives said Tuesday. The proposed filing, by VSP Vision Care of Rancho Cordova, Calif., highlights a major debate in the nonprofit arena over what activities deserve tax exemption when most nonprofit groups charge fees for services and products to supplement their income from charitable donations.
New York Times Oct 09, 2007 Court takes up shareholder rights: In its biggest business case of the term, the high court examines the scope of investors' rights to sue in the wake of corporate fraud.
QUOTE: Securities laws and regulations make clear that company officials directly responsible for such fraud can be sued. But what about consultants, vendors, investment bankers, lawyers, accountants, and others who may have had knowledge of the fraud and engaged in deceptive actions that helped keep it quiet?
Christian Science Monitor Jun 09, 2007 Blackwater Heavies Sue Families of Slain Employees for $10 Million in Brutal Attempt to Suppress Their Story
QUOTE: The families of four American security contractors who were burned, beaten, dragged through the streets of Fallujah and their decapitated bodies hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River on March 31, 2004, are reaching out to the American public to help protect themselves against the very company their loved ones were serving when killed, Blackwater Security Consulting. After Blackwater lost a series of appeals all the away to the U.S. Supreme Court, Blackwater has now changed its tactics and is suing the dead men’s estates for $10 million to silence the families and keep them out of court.
Alternet Mar 20, 2007 D.C. tries again for a vote in Congress: The latest push to empower the District may pass the House this week. It faces a fight in the Senate.
QUOTE: Late last week, after the bill had cleared two House committees and was scheduled for a vote in the full House later this week, a White House spokesman said that the Bush administration opposes the bill on constitutional grounds. According to the Constitution, only "people of the several states" elect members of the House. But proponents of the legislation argue that under the Constitution's "District Clause," Congress has broad decisionmaking power over the federal enclave, and can therefore grant D.C. a vote.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 18, 2007 Free-Speech Case Divides Bush and Religious Right
QUOTE: While it is hardly surprising to find the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Coalition Against Censorship on Mr. Frederick’s side, it is the array of briefs from organizations that litigate and speak on behalf of the religious right that has lifted Morse v. Frederick out of the realm of the ordinary. The groups include the American Center for Law and Justice, founded by the Rev. Pat Robertson; the Christian Legal Society; the Alliance Defense Fund, an organization based in Arizona that describes its mission as “defending the right to hear and speak the Truth”; the Rutherford Institute, which has participated in many religion cases before the court; and Liberty Legal Institute, a nonprofit law firm “dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights and religious freedom.”
New York Times Mar 13, 2007 Justices to Hear Landmark Free-Speech Case: Defiant Message Spurs Most Significant Student 1st Amendment Test in Decades
QUOTE: Morse v. Frederick asks the justices to weigh the court's famous 1969 ruling that students do not "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate" against more recent decisions acknowledging a school system's ability to create rules that maintain order and protect students from messages deemed harmful.
Washington Post Sep 07, 2006 Ex-Officials of Justice Dept. Oppose Prosecutors' Tactic in Corporate Criminal Cases
QUOTE: A group of former top Justice Department officials have asked the United States attorney general to curtail the tactics of federal prosecutors that encourage companies and people to disclose legal communications to avoid indictment.
New York Times Jun 23, 2006 Doctors See Way to Cut Suffering in Executions
QUOTE: medical experts say the current method of lethal injection could easily be changed to make suffering less likely... But so far, in this chapter of the nation's long and tangled history with the death penalty, no state has moved to alter its lethal injection protocol.
New York Times May 03, 2006 The Politics of Leaking
QUOTE: There's a principle here, that journalists should have the right to ferret out information they deem to be in the public interest, even if it's against the law for sources to provide that information. But to be equally candid, people--even including journalists--applaud the leaks they like and denounce the leaks they detest.
Washington Post Dec 07, 2005 Lip-Service Journalism: If protecting sources is paramount, why don't more reporters go to jail?
QUOTE: American reporters have been going to jail to protect their sources since at least 1848....the Washington press corps thinks that protecting confidential sources is essential to doing its job—except when jail time is a possible consequence of doing that job.
Slate Nov 30, 2005 Warner Commutes Death Sentence: Governor Cites Clerk's Destruction of DNA In Arlington Slaying
QUOTE: Warner said in a statement that the destruction by an Arlington County court clerk of DNA evidence that might have cleared Lovitt convinced him that Lovitt should instead spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Washington Post Mar 25, 2004 Atheist Presents Case For Taking God From Pledge
QUOTE: "...when I see the flag and I think of pledging allegiance, it's like I'm getting slapped in the face every time, bam, you know, `this is a nation under God, your religious belief system is wrong.'"
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