Kagan Papers: Sifting through the massive docu-dump of Elena Kagan material from the Clinton Library on Friday, the media found that the Supreme Court nominee was in the middle of many key policy debates, according to the Los Angeles Times, and played the role of pragmatic strategist.
White House Pushback: On CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, reporter Jan Crawford talked about the "astonishing" White House reaction to her earlier report describing Kagan as holding mainstream liberal views as a law clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, "like it's a smear to say their nominee is a liberal." (Page 8 of this transcript.)
Legal Jobs: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a slight uptick in legal sector wmployment, according to this report from The American Lawyer, though over the long term, the picture is stil bleak.
Garden State Judicial Crisis: All seven members of a judicial advisory panel in New Jersey have resigned over Gov. Chris Christie's decision not to reappoint Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr. because of positions he has taken. The move threatens the judiciary's independence, six of the panel members said, and dishonors a long tradition of making appointments based on merit, not politics, according to this article from the New Jersey Law Journal.