Clerk Hiring Gone Wild: Seven years after federal judges devised a plan to bring order and decorum to the law clerk hiring process, the system is being honored in the breach, Karen Sloan reports.
Democrats' Dependable Allies: Trial lawyers are coming through for Democratic candidates and organizations in the current election cycle, reports David Ingram. Some lawyers are donating more than they did in 2008.
Bad Day in Court: Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit were tough on a Justice Department appellate lawyer in a recent trademark case, and the arguments continued after the hearing was over, according to this story by Mike Scarcella.
Colorable Case?: In our special IP section, we take a look at a pending case asking whether the University of Alabama can claim trademark protection for the colors in its football team uniforms. The university sued an artist who depicted the colors in a painting.