Now that the justices have recessed for summer, Tony Mauro takes a look back at this term in his Supreme Court Wrap-Up. Despite June's string of 5-4 splits, Mauro finds that for the most part, the Court was in tune, especially compared to last term.
Speaking of those split decisions, Joe Palazzolo has this account of Alan Gura's wild day following the High Court's ruling in the D.C. gun ban case, District of Columbia v. Heller. Palazzolo followed Gura the lawyer who successfully argued that Americans have an individual right to keep and bear arms as he signed autographs, juggled hundreds of emails, and made the cable news rounds in the wake of the historic decision.
Legal Times also finds that the Supreme Court popped up in some unlikely places over the past year, including in an episode of South Park.
In Legal Business news, Marisa McQuilken has more on the merger between Atlanta's Troutman Sanders and D.C.-based litigation boutique Ross, Dixon & Bell. The merger will be final January 1.