Justice Rehnquist went to the Supreme Court in 1972, at a time of ascendant judicial activism.
That's a common practice for an independent counsel. Judge Walsh was talking to reporters all the time over a seven-year period. And I think it's entirely appropriate so long as he abides by the general guidelines of the Department of Justice, which it appears he has.
If you want to chill robust debate over what government should do, the way to chill it is to disclose it.
His belief in the Founding Fathers' vision of judicial restraint, federalism, and deference to the legislative and executive branches.. Has enjoyed a tremendous renaissance in his time. He is truly the godfather of the constitutionalist movement in American law.
What's semi-toxic for Clinton was raising money for the library while he was still in office and letting people know, by the way, we're open for pardons, too. We never solicited Mr. Cox's application.