You may still be eating leftovers, but this week's Legal Times is packed with fresh offerings.
New York - if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Nathan Carlile travels to New York for a look at D.C. firms that have opened offices there, examining whether they've managed to make a name for themselves in the big city.
Federal judges are now governed by new disclosure rules covering privately funded travel to seminars, Brendan Smith reports. So far this year, D.C. and 4th circuit judges have reported trips to destinations such as Bozeman, Mont.; Sedona and Tucson, Ariz.; Aspen, Colo.; and New York.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is co-authoring a book on the art of persuading judges, reports Legal Times' Tony Mauro. Scalia is known as one of the court's sharpest orators and writers, which will likely make the book a must-read. Also, click here for an update on the health of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., and inside info on what late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun thought of Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani.
Check out Influence for a report on how the U.S. Enrichment Corp., near bankruptcy, lobbied to savage its finances by getting the U.S. government to hand over $3 billion worth of partially depleted uranium. An added bonus: find out why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce decided not to invite Santa Claus to its holiday party this year.