Pushing for a Nonjudge on High Court: Tony Mauro asks, "So where, exactly, is the 'judicial monastery' that Washington keeps talking about these days? And why do so many people want President Barack Obama to steer clear of it when picking a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens?"
High Court Enters Final Stretch: Marcia Coyle previews the final four cases of this Supreme Court term. The justices hear arguments this week.
Bank Lobbyists Swarm Senate: The upper chamber of Congress is heading toward approving its version of a financial regulatory overhaul, meaning that lobbyists for banks and finance companies have been crawling over Capitol Hill, Carrie Levine reports.
Fight Against Life (Sentence): Mike Scarcella reports on the case of Sholom Rubashkin, a kosher-slaughterhouse manager set to be sentenced this week for fraud. In a rare move for a fraud case, prosecutors are asking for a life sentence.
And in Inadmissable: Little ease in the judicial nominee deadlock; a meeting of the names for a Washington street; a peek at Wilmer's numbers; saying goodbye to Hartson; Stephen Breyer may wear the robe but his wife wears the pants; mourning Dawn Johnsen's withdrawal; and arguing posthumous innocence in this week's column.