Torture, Impunity, and the Need for Independent Prosecutorial Oversight of the Executive Branch

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Quigley, Fran;
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Fran Quigley, Torture, Impunity, and the Need for Independent Prosecutorial Oversight of the Executive Branch, 20 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Poly 271 (2010) Allegations of Executive Branch misconduct present an inherent conflict of interest because prosecutorial discretio... View more
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    PRESIDENT-CONTROLLED FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS . . . . . . . . 289

    A. The English and Colonial Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

    Congress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

    General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

    BETTER GOVERNANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293

    Prosecution Increases Chances of Corruption . . . . . . . . 293

    Provides More Effective Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294

    OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

    A. Direct Election of a Federal Attorney General . . . . . . . 296

    B. A Revived-and Revised-Independent Counsel . . . . . . 299 1. History of the Independent Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 2. The Special Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 3. Envisioning a Revived and Redesigned

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