Jackson's Legal Legacy: Not surprisingly, the death of Michael Jackson leaves unresolved a range of legal matters involving lawyers nationwide, as discussed in this story via law.com. "Michael got sued a lot," said one lawyer.
Detainees' Rights: The New York Times has this report on new advice offered by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel on the constitutional rights of Guantanamo detainees, part of the Obama administration's re-examination of the military commission procedures devised by the Bush administration.
Jenny Sanford, Heroine: If the scorned wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had any political ambitions herself, she'd probably be able to run and win election as governor, a Washington Post story suggests. Jenny Sanford's handling of her husband's affair and its impact on their family has won praise in the state.
Scalia Dishes: At the State Bar of Texas annual meeting, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered some sharply worded advice for appellate advocates, based on the book he co-authored with Bryan Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges published last year. According to this report in Texas Lawyer via law.com, Scalia told lawyers not to play "fast and loose" with citations, or else the judge "is not going to believe the rest of your brief." And when, in response to a judge's hypothetical, a lawyer says "that's not this case," Scalia confessed that what goes through his mind is, "I know it's not this case, you idiot."