Ted Stevens Found Guilty: A federal jury convicted the longest-serving Republican senator on seven counts of concealing gifts and home renovations from his financial disclosure forms, likely derailing his reelection campaign. Click here for a statement released by his office. And click here for Legal Times' story.
Preliminary Discussions: Howrey's managing partner Robert Ruyak confirmed in an interview with the BLT yesterday that Howrey and Thelen have begun "preliminary discussions" about Howrey absorbing parts of Thelen's construction, government contracts, and toxic torts practices.
Inside Access: A military judge has granted defense lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees permission to inspect the prison facility's mysterious Camp 7, where the several so-called "high-value" detainees are being held, including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, The Washington Post reports.
The Clink: Two former partners at Milberg Weiss -- now known as Milberg -- were sentenced to six months in prison yesterday for their role in a lucrative lawsuit kickback scheme, The Associated Press reports. Steven Schulman, 57, and David Bershad, 68, were part of scheme targeted at energy giant Enron Corp., AT&T, Lucent, WorldCom, Microsoft, and others.