It’s a new year, and with a new administration moving into the White House, it’s going to be a busy few months in Washington, especially if you’re a lawyer.

In this month’s cover story, written by reporter Jacqueline Thomsen, we take a look at outgoing Attorney General William Barr’s legacy. When he was confirmed as Jeff Sessions’ replacement, lawmakers praised Barr as the type of leader who would bring a sense of calm and normalcy back to DOJ, but that never happened. So how did Washington get it so wrong?