Watergate -- Ruckelshaus on the “Saturday Night Massacre”

Many point to the Watergate scandal as a significant cause for law schools to require legal ethics, and as a root cause for creation of the legal ethics profession. Whether this is true or not, the first-hand account by Bill Ruckelshaus -- the Deputy A.G., who resigned/was fired rather than agreeing to fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox -- at Crosscut.com is quite good. 

It is located here: http://crosscut.com/2012/03/29/history/22061/Bill-Ruckelshaus:-Watergate-and-me/one_page/