Supreme Finale: The Supreme Court recessed for the summer on Monday, with dramatic decisions on civil rights and financial regulation, and a fond farewell for retiring Justice David Souter, as we reported here and here. On Slate, election law blogger Rick Hasen also analyzes the Court's surprise action ordering reargument in a key campaign finance case.
Madoff Finale: Crooked financier Bernard Madoff will have 150 years in prison to contemplate his "evil" acts, as a New York federal judge described them Monday. Madoff faced his victims and apologized. New York Law Journal's report is here via law.com.
Jackson Legal Legacy: The grandmother of Michael Jackson's children moved quickly and successfully to take custody Monday. But the whereabouts and intentions of the mother are uncertain. USA TODAY reports.
Davis Case Still Pending: The Supreme Court recessed without acting on an appeal from Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis's appeal. His claims of innocence have gotten international attention, reports Bill Mears of CNN here.