D.c. Law

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At all events, the past has few clear-cut lessons to teach Attorney General Reno as she takes over the department, now grown to some four thousand lawyers in Washington and a swarming nationwide support staff. Before bureaucratic and political battles engulf her, however, I hope she takes note of the inscription over the door of her new office: “The United States wins its case whenever justice is done one of its citizens in the courts.” Whoever said it, it’s a wonderful definition of victory for a newcomer to pursue.