ID Please? Stories on the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling Monday upholding Indiana's Voter ID law lead both The Washington Post and The New York Times. Debate runs the gamut over how much impact the decision will have on this fall's election and whether the ruling politicizes or depoliticizes election litigation. Our story on the ruling can be found here.
Witness for the Defense: Air Force Col. Morris Davis once was the Defense Department's chief prosecutor for terrorism cases, and he once criticized law firms for representing Guantánamo detainees pro bono. But on Monday, as reported by The Washington Post here, Davis took the stand on behalf of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama bin Laden. He testified he was under political pressure to speed trials and win convictions.
Dealing with Law Firm Tragedy: Via law.com, this story by our sibling publication the Fulton County Daily Report offers insights into how law firms deal with tragedy in their midst. On Friday, the Atlanta office of the law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker was rocked by the murder of a legal secretary by a temp worker who then killed himself.
Channeling Thurgood Marshall: The one-man play "Thurgood," starring actor Lawrence Fishburne, opens on Broadway on Wednesday. This New York Times story reports that the play, written by George Stevens Jr., takes the form of a lecture by the late Supreme Court justice at Howard University Law School.