To Call a Trial Lawyer Any Other Name... The American Association for Justice is suing The American Trial Lawyers Association, arguing that their name infringes on AAJ's trademark on the acronym ATLA, its former name, The Washington Post reports today. AAJ used to have the words "trial lawyers" in its name, but dropped them last year. TheATLA is a new organization, and argues that it represents trial lawyers.
Are Young Lawyers Aspiring to Money or Public Service? Law students at prestigious DC schools face a hard choice between lucrative law firm jobs and lower-paying public service jobs, and often must choose while factoring in debt, a choice explored in a Washington Post story today.
Growing Numbers of Mentally Ill Prohibited from Buying Guns: The FBI's list of mentally ill people who cannot buy guns has more than doubled since the Virginia Tech shootings last spring, the Washington Post reports, highlighting the large numbers of people who should have been placed on the list earlier, but weren't.
Giuliani's Bad Stats: Giuliani repeatedly uses statistics and facts that are incomplete, exaggerated or wrong, The New York Times reports today, raising questions about the claims that underpin his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Another Fed Rate Cut? Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, making a speech in Charlotte, said the housing downturn and mortgage turmoil are adding economic undertainty, remarks that some say shows Bernanke is open to another interest rate cut, The Wall Street Journal reports.