Separation of Powers: Finding the Founding Fathers
"I would trust him," said Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, "with my wife's back teeth."1 The Senate evidently agreed, for it entrusted the same man with the most explosive political dynamite in American history-the Watergate investigation.
This man -- the "only" one, according to the majority leader of the Senate, who commands the respect of the "whole Senate"-- is Sam J. Ervin, Jr., the North Carolina mountain man who quotes Shakespeare and the Bible on the run, and is a master of the pithy anecdote with the poisonous bite. In a homogenized, computer-driven society that values horsepower more than horse sense, Sam Ervin is a septuagenarian holdout battling to preserve the unique and the traditional. His shield is his reputation in the Senate. His sword is his wit and his passion for the Constitution.
A former North Carolina supreme court justice, dean of the____________________