Wednesday, July 1, 1998

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  • Are Grand Juries Not So Grand?

    As the seemingly endless probe of President Clinton continues, criticism of independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr has grown. The White House has suggested, with some Republicans on Capitol Hill agreeing, that Starr’s own personal zealotry has led to an investigation that is spiraling out of control. While Starr is an aggressive prosecutor, and perhaps a politically motivated one as well, he is hardly the first to misuse a grand jury as a political instrument.

  • Nobel Laureate Horta Testifies to United Nations

    The East Timorese independence leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos Horta is testifying at the United Nations de-colonization hearings on East Timor. On Tuesday, he said that he would accept an offer for immediate limited autonomy within Indonesia and a five-year delay on a referendum on the permanent status of the territory. Horta refused however to recognize Indonesian sovereignty in the meantime.