Latest on DADT: The Obama Administration on Wednesday won a temporary stay to halt an injunction that barred enforcement of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy against gays in the military. Our story is here.
Xe End: Efforts to prosecute employees of Blackwater Worldwide (now Xe Services) for murders in Iraq and Afghanistan are collapsing because of tricky legal issues like grants of immunity, jurisdiction and self-defense, The New York Times reports.
Foreclosure Defense: The Wall Street Journal reports on a niche legal practice that has played a role in the foreclosure mess these days, namely lawyers who specialize in poking holes in foreclosure documents to keep owners in their homes. The New York Law Journal notes, via law.com, that New York's court system has ordered lawyers to attest that they've made reasonable efforts to insure the accuracy of foreclosure documents.
Virginia Thomas: Pundits continue to analyze the unusual recent phone call by Virginia Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, to Anita Hill seeking an apology for Hill's accusations of sexual harassment made against Thomas 19 years ago. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick concludes we'll never know why the call was made. "We are not in the Thomases' bubble, and we never will be," she writes. At a personal level, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus can understand where Virginia Thomas is coming from.