Tony Mauro reports that the impact of the Supreme Court term that just ended produced an unusually large number of cases with immediate impact, including Citizens United v. FEC, Skilling v. U.S., and others.
Jenna Greene profiles Paul Luckern, chief administrative judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission. At 80, Luckern, the longest-serving judge in ITC history, still hears cases, and his rulings have shaped industries.
Lawyers streamed to Boise, Idaho last week to argue over which courthouse should serve as the home for litigation over the Deepwater Horizon spill, reports Amanda Bronstad. Plaintiffs' lawyers also talked about the need to find a judge without ties to the energy industry to handle the massive, high-profile litigation.
Sheri Qualters reports that law firms with financial services practices are welcoming clients who need guidance on the new financial reform law, even though many regulations are still in the works. Firms say they're drawing big responses to events such as conferences and Webinars.
The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has issued conflicting recommendations on how former Washington Assistant U.S. Attorney G. Paul Howes should be sanctioned, Jeff Jeffrey reports, a rare case where the board failed to produce a majority recommendation on sanctions. The split leaves the final decision on sanctions in the hands of the court.
POM Wonderful has been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, Mike Scarcella reports, something The National Law Journal was barred by a judge from publishing until a restraining order was lifted late Friday.