Day Two: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan attempted Tuesday to defuse Republican concerns about her approach to constitutional law and her actions as Harvard Law School dean, The National Law Journal reports.
New Dean: William Treanor, longtime dean of Fordham University School of Law, will become the next top administrator of Georgetown University Law Center, according to The National Law Journal.
Hot Seat: The former leader of the unit that wrecked insurance giant American International Group will testify today before the 10-member Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the Washington Post reports.
No Deal: Simmons & Simmons and Mayer Brown have called off merger talks, the two firms said in a joint press statement sent Tuesday, Legal Week reports.
Suburban Spies: In Montclair, N.J., Yonkers and Cambridge, Mass., spy suspects gardened, raised children, loved dogs and had neighbors who suspected nothing, reports The New York Times.