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Survivors — political and otherwise — of Richard Nixon’s downfall gathered recently in San Francisco at Hastings College of the Law to talk about legal ethics in the wake of the 25-year-old Watergate scandal. At least some of the players in the scandal have gone on to bigger and better things, including Charles Wiggins, who now sits on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Wiggins defended Nixon in a speech that compared Nixon bashers to the tweed-wearing San Franciscans he overheard while taking the bar years ago — they knew not what they said. “I think [Nixon] has not been treated fairly. He [was] a good man. He [was] a God-fearing man,” Wiggins said. He dismisses many of the allegations against Nixon as “frivolous,” believing “they were investigated for their PR value.” Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr also stopped by Hastings, fielding questions about his own ethics during the probe that covered real estate deals in Arkansas to certain sexual misdeeds in the Oval Office. Starr sidestepped the comments. “I look for a time of complete rebuttal,” he said. Ron Rotunda, a one-time member of Starr’s staff, criticized U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson, who sits in Washington, D.C., for stacking the deck against Starr’s investigation. “Judge Johnson,” declared Rotunda, “you’re no Judge Sirica.”

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