Staffing Up at DoJ: The boss's confirmation process is not keeping the Obama Administration from naming new officials in the Justice Department. Here's the latest list from this blog, posted last night. Among them is Ed Siskel, a former law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens who also happens to be the nephew of the late film critic Gene Siskel.
A Red Letter Ledbetter Day: With Lilly Ledbetter looking on, President Barack Obama signed into law the bill Congress passed to undo the 2007 Supreme Court decision on pay disparity that bears her name: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. It was a celebratory occasion for civil rights leaders -- like they'd just come out of a long drought -- and an important moment for First Lady Michelle Obama, according to this Washington Post article.
Billable Hours, R.I.P.?: Have you heard this song before? A story in The New York Times today suggests that the tough economy may finally bring an end to the billable hour at law firms and a shift toward flat fee arrangements.
Martin v. Marvel: Eminent trial lawyer Martin Garbus is taking on Marvel Entertainment and comic book creator Stan Lee in the latest chapter in a complex battle over copyright and royalties. Find out more in this story from The American Lawyer via law.com.
Holder Still Holding: Monday appears to be the day when the Senate will confirm Eric Holder Jr. as the next attorney general, says this Associated Press story.