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What do Ken Starr, Bank of America and crimes without criminals have in common?

What do Ken Starr, Bank of America and crimes without criminals have in common?

Way back in 1873, Congress investigated the financing of the transcontinental railroad, which involved the distribution of shares in the shadowy firm Credit Mobilier to members of the House, the vice president and others in the Grant administration. Its conclusion was that bribery had occurred, but it absolved the accused of actually taking any bribes. 

Historians consider the Credit Mobilier scandal, which seemingly involved a crime but no criminals, to be a low point in American politics. But the tradition continues right up to today. Two cases to ponder:

--Baylor University ended its investigation of a string of sexual assaults by its...

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