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In a year defined by global realignment, juristic unions that were are no more. As flags fell from legal fortresses previously deemed impregnable, precepts formerly unthinkable coalesced into startling staples of litigational performance. In sharp contrast to this panorama of pandemonium, the banner of local government law never dipped; indeed, its proud and uninterrupted summitry gave classic illustration to the diplomatic art of staying the course. Its judicial decisions marked the domains of boundary conundrums, and its statutes sought settlement of analytical quandaries. In cold war's wake, law's universe hailed one clear winner: the law of local government.