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Analysts noted that lawmakers, in effect, gave Barr authority over Mueller when they let the independent counsel law expire in 1999.
And this is not an independent counsel case, which means it is the attorney general," said Jacob Frenkel, a white-collar defence attorney who used to work in the independent counsel's office.
Olson, arguing against the constitutionality of the 1978 Independent Counsel statute, which had been enacted in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.
An independent counsel started an investigation into an online opinion rigging scandal involving a power blogger nicknamed "Druking," Wednesday, after 20 days of preparation.
The Audit Committee has retained independent counsel and other advisors to assist it in its investigation.
The board of WPP said independent counsel will carry out the probe into the claim.
Consider these six "practice tips" for managing independent counsel.
But when is an independent counsel a "must have" versus a "nice to have"?
Originally a measure of the 1978 Ethics in Government Act, a reform law meant to target the sort of behavior at the heart of the Watergate scandal, the (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/counsel/office/primer.html) Independent Counsel Act , passed a decade later, established the process by which the Justice Department can hand off investigations to a special prosecutor to avoid conflicts of interest.
There is some difference of opinion as to whether the audit committee of the board of directors of an organization (whether public, private, or nonprofit) needs independent counsel for the purpose of advising the audit committee and for the purpose of conducting internal investigations.
California policyholders that have been sued often may have a right to hire "independent counsel" paid for by their insurer.
"Independent Counsel" or "Special Prosecutor" Legislation

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