Scalia's Debut: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went on the CBS News show "60 Minutes" Sunday night, offering a rare view of his charming side as well as his rigid views on interpreting the Constitution. "I can be charming and combative at the same time," he said at one point. "I love to argue." More on the segment, posted on this blog last night, can be viewed here. We also took a look at the book he co-authored, which was the occasion for his appearance, here.
Patently Unconstitutional? Via law.com, the National Law Journal reports that a petition now before the Supreme Court raises a potentially major question about how patent appeals judges have been appointed since a 2000 change in the law. The constitutional flaw could jeopardize hundreds of patent appeals decisions.
Are You Listening? The New York Times reports today that lawyers representing terrorism-related defendants are going to great lengths to avoid government interception of their communications with clients. The lawyers assume that the government is listening, though administration officials insist they are abiding by legal ethics rules.
Blowing the Whistle: A Washington Post story looks into complaints that whistleblowers who report wrongdoing in D.C. government often get the pink slip rather than being protected from retaliation.
comedy comity: If you weren't there in person and did not spend your Saturday night watching it on television, check out the archived video of the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night here (scroll down to Recent Programs.) It was President George W. Bush's last.