The Advocate's New Cause: The New York Times profiles former solicitor general Theodore Olson as he embarks on his crusade to legalize gay marriage through the courts. Olson tells the paper that his stance on the issue comes from the same distaste for discrimination that led him to challenge affirmative action policies. He also says he is frustrated at how both liberals and conservatives have questioned his motivations.
Dems Go Solo: The White House is now acknowledging that it may try to pass health reform without any Republican votes. Politico reports.
Rehired: The Wall Street Journal has been tracking eight laid off finance workers during their hunt for new jobs, having them blog about their experience on the paper’s Web site. Today, they spotlight how some of their subjects finally found work.
Patents: Patent lawyers are debating whether a recent federal court ruling has effectively neutered one of their favorite legal tactics: appealing patent office decisions in district court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court ruling which blocked a company from submitting new evidence they had never give the patent office. Sheri Qualters of The National Law Journal has the story.