Joe Palazzolo and David Ingram take a look at who is being selected to fill the ranks of the Justice Department despite the fact that the department doesn't yet have an attorney general. Eric Holder Jr. Is expected to be confirmed later today.
Jordan Weissmann reports on the lawsuits several animal welfare organizations have filed against Ringling Bros. that accuse the circus company of abusing its elephants. The case will be a major test of the Endangered Species Act, which is being used for the first time by private citizens to influence the care of animals already in captivity.
Tony Mauro games out the changes that may occur at the Supreme Court with Elena Kagan serving as solicitor general. Kagan, Obama's pick for the post, differs sharply from her predecessors under President George W. Bush in her stance on issues.
Marisa McQuilken chats with former White House counsel Fred Fielding about what he's been up to and where he sees the office heading under President Obama's pick for his old job Gregory Craig.