Red Mass: The Supreme Court begins its new term today. Yesterday, several gathered for Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in D.C. The mass is annually held the day before the opening of the Supreme Court's new term, and is meant to convey the Roman Catholic Church's blessing on the judicial and civic leaders of the community according to Legal Times.
Associate Sues: A former Dechert associate is suing the firm for allegedly misleading him during interviews and later, allegedly firing him because he was an orthodox Jew. The associate, Marc Lubin, is seeking nearly $6 million in back pay, lost earnings, and punitive damages according to The American Lawyer, via Law.com.
Who Gets Wachovia? The Federal Reserve got involved this weekend in negotiations involving the sale of Wachovia to Wells Fargo or Citigroup. Last Friday, Wachovia agreed to be bought by Wells Fargo days after it had made a similar agreement with Citigroup according to The Washington Post.
GOP Wants Audit of Obama Contributions: The Republican Party will ask for a review of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign contributions. The Wall Street Journal reports Republicans allege the Illinois senator has received improper contributions from foreign nationals. Obama's campaign says they are "…taking every available step to root out improper contributions."