No More Grades: Stanford Law plans to drop its letter grading system as early as this fall, The National Law Journal reports via Law.com. Joining Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer says the goals are to shift students’ focus on grades and prevent course selections that factor in the grading habits of professors.
Satellite Radio Merger: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin says he would support a merger between the country’s only satellite radio companies. The Washington Post reports that Martin is expected to issue an order to the commission requiring them to vote on the merger early this week.
Watch What You Say: More and more U.S. courts are banning certain words that they say are prejudicial to juries. With policies including a variety of words ranging “rape” to “drunk,” prosecutors and victims’ rights advocates across the country say the policies go to far in outlining what witnesses can and can’t say. The National Law Journal has more here.
U.S. Attorney Firings: Department of Justice lawyers have filed the first grand-jury referral in the ongoing U.S. attorney firing scandal, which is now in its second year. The referral includes allegations of political meddling in the DOJ’s civil-rights division and on possible perjury charges for Bradley Schlozman, who served as interim U.S. attorney in Kansas City after his predecessor Todd Graves was forced to resign. The Wall Street Journal has more here.