There is a degree of irony in calling this a Symposium on "The Changing Role of the Federal Prosecutor." In perhaps its most important aspect, the role of the federal prosecutor has not changed at all – or, at least, we do not want it to change. At its core, the prosecutor's job always has been to mediate between spectacularly broad, legislative pronouncements and the equities of individual cases, giving due attention to the public interest and such technical matters as evidentiary sufficiency. This continues to be true. Indeed, the full title of the Symposium celebrates our hope for continuity in this regard by paying tribute to William M. Tendy.
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