Kenneth Starr to Criticize the Independent Counsel Statute at Claremont Mckenna College

Kenneth Starr, former independent counsel and prominent constitutional lawyer and judge, will discuss the problems that occur when the separation of power in government is ignored in his lecture Reflections on the Independent Counsel Statue: The Ignored Wisdom of the Framers at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Claremont McKenna College's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.

Starr is best known for his role in the investigations leading to the impeachment of President Clinton. Previously, he served as solicitor general during the Bush administration, clerk to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, and as the youngest judge ever appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

In 1993, a request from Congress to investigate Senator Bob Packwood's allegations of sexual misconduct placed Starr in the middle of a political scandal. The following year, a three-judge federal panel appointed him to investigate the Whitewater affair. Five years and $50 million later, the investigation led to several indictments and the impeachment of President Clinton.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available on a first come basis only. The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is located at 385 East Eighth Street, at the intersection of Eighth and Amherst Streets in Claremont.

To schedule an interview, please contact Timothy Byron at (909) 621-8099. Starr will be available for questions before the lecture.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college, educating responsible leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.