At first, it appeared The Department of Justice's case against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was simple. Joe Palazzolo and Mike Scarcella report that just three weeks into the trial, the scrutiny of the department’s Public Integrity Section could ruin the case.
Marisa McQuilken reports Sen. Barack Obama has been given more than three times as much money as Sen. John McCain by top D.C. law firms.
Also, as the white-collar work surrounding the mortgage meltdown shifted away from New York during the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing of AIG and Lehman Brothers last week, Brian Katkin reports few Washington lawyers were heavily involved. Some D.C. lawyers expect that to change soon.