Judge Orders Law Firm Diversity: A New York federal judge, noting that plaintiffs in a class-action are a diverse group, has ordered lead counsel firms to "make every effort" to assign minority and female lawyers to the case, according to this story from The American Lawyer.
Blockbuster Bankruptcy: Beset by debt and by competition from mail-in businesses and the Internet, Blockbuster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early today, Reuters reports.
Ginsburg's Story: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about how she integrated her family life with her professional duties in an exceptional interview in the ABA Journal.
Florida Adoption Ruling: Florida will stop enforcing its ban on adoptions by same-sex couples in the wake of a state appeal court ruling that the prohibition has no rational basis, The New York Times reports.
Health Care Reforms Kick In: Some of the changes to the nation's health care system required by the landmark legislation enacted six months ago will take effect beginning today. One prohibits insurers from denying coverage to children because of a pre-existing condition.