D.C. Council Candidate Faces Ethics Charges: Don't miss this post on BLT last night about D.C. City Council candidate Deairich "Dee" Hunter, who faces penalties up to disbarment on charges of serious ethics violations brought by the D.C. Bar Counsel. Hunter insistes he'll be exonerated and wonders why the charges were made public shortly before the election, in which he is vying for Carol Schwartz's at-large seat as an independent.
Financial Crisis Update: For an array of stories on the financial and legal aspects of the ongoing Wall Street crisis, viewed from both sides of the Atlantic, check out this page on Law.com.
Disabilities Law Passed: President George W. Bush is expected to sign legislation that passed in the House Wednesday, expanding the protections of the Americans With Disabilities Act and in effect overturning cases in with the Supreme Court interpreted the law narrowly.
Heller Ehrman on the Brink: Dissolution is an option for the 119-year-old firm, partners were told on Wednesday, and some are already making plans to leave, according to this story at Law.com.
Supreme Court's Global Influence Declining: Once a beacon for other courts worldwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is losing its luster, writes Adam Liptak in this extensive report in The New York Times today. The decline stems in part from the unpopularity of Bush Administration policies, but also responds to the noisy U.S. debate over whether the Supreme Court should cite foreign cases.