Superior Court Nominees: President Barack Obama has nominated Marisa Demeo and Florence Pan to fill vacancies on the D.C. Superior Court, we reported here last night.
State Secrets: Civil liberties advocates are getting impatient with the Obama Administration's continued invocation of the state secrets doctrine in cases begun during the Bush administration, the Washington Post reports here.
Ninth Circuit Hears Wal-Mart Class Action: No clear winner emerged at Tuesday's oral argument before an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, according to this story from our sibling publication The Recorder, via law.com.
Wages and Hours: The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division, which is supposed to investigate workplace violations of minimum wage, child labor and overtime rules, is dropping the ball, ignoring complaints and letting employers off the hook, according to the General Accountability Office.
NIMBY, Alexandria-style: The city of Alexandria, Va., which hosted the Zacarias Moussaoui trial in 2006, would just as soon decline the honor for the next round of trials of Guantanamo detainees, this report in the Washington Post suggests. City officials and businesses near the federal courthouse there are objecting to reports that it, along with Manhattan, might be terror trial venues.