The Law: The Lawyers' Lawyers

Just about everyone in Washington would like to stay as far away from the creeping tide of the Watergate scandal as possible. Everyone, that is, except the city's 10,000 lawyers. Attorneys in the capital—and a few from outside the city—are being drawn to the case like gulls to a fish fry. By one rough count, 40 private attorneys have so far been hired to work on civil and criminal matters related to Watergate. They could not ignore such mixed lures as a desire to be where the action is, a professional responsibility to...

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