"Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi"
When President Gerald Ford nominated Edward Levi to be the Attorney General, Levi took over an office that had been marred by the corruption of the Watergate scandal. Levi's efforts to bring transparency, independence and integrity back to the Justice Department restored public confidence at a pivotal stage in U.S. history. To mark the publication of the new book, "Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward H. Levi" by Jack Fuller, a distinguished panel joins us to discuss his impact on the office and its evolution. Formal remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are followed by a panel discussion that included John Ashcroft, '67, former U.S. Attorney General, former U.S. Senator (R-MO), Jack Fuller, author of "Restoring Justice: The Speeches of Attorney General Edward Levi" and former special assistant, U.S. Department of Justice, 1975-76, and Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School. IOP Director David Axelrod and Law School Dean Michael Schill provided introductory remarks.
This event was recorded on April 30, 2013 and sponsored by the Institute of Politics and the Law School.