The Financial Crisis and the Courts: Lawyers and law firms are likely to benefit from increased litigation stemming from the financial crisis, according to a report in the New York Law Journal via Law.com.
The Stevens Trial: Prospective jurors will begin filling out questionnaire forms this morning in the trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Justice Department prosecutors and the Stevens defense team of Williams & Connolly are expected in court about 3 p.m. today. Seventy-five prospective jurors will return to court Tuesday for individual voir dire. Stevens, 84, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, is the first sitting Senator to face a federal trial in more than 20 years, detailed in a Washington Post report.
The Candidates and the Supreme Court: The make-up of the Supreme Court could change considerably depending on the outcome of the November presidential election. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain would pick starkly different Supreme Court Justices, as noted in a New York Times editorial.