Obama's Judges: The Associated Press reports on the status of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, and finds he is behind George W. Bush and other recent presidents while just ahead of Richard Nixon in confirmed judges at this point in their presidencies.
The Justices' Clerks: The clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court are more ideologically polarized than they were in the past, echoing a trend in the other branches of government where purists reign, The New York Times reports.
Lawyers' Jobs: The legal sector is growing, The American Lawyer reports via Law.com. It added 1,000 jobs last month, marking the second straight month of improved numbers for the industry.
Petraeus on Quran Burnings: The Wall Street Journal reports on comments by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, who said the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a small Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort.
Central High Alum: Jefferson Thomas, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated Arkansas' largest public high school in 1957 over the opposition of Gov. Orval Faubus, has died, The Washington Post reports.