The Law: Levi Looks Back At Justice

When University of Chicago President Edward Levi became U.S. Attorney General two years ago, he found the Justice Department battered and demoralized by the storms of Watergate. Now, as he prepares to return to Chicago, he can look back over some significant changes. In an interview with TIME Correspondent Don Sider, he assesses some of those changes:

ON PARTISANSHIP. The Department had been wounded. There was a suspicion both outside and inside that it might be expected to be a partisan arm of the Executive Branch. The purpose of my appointment and my taking the job was to show that that was...

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