Picking Senators: The long-forgotten 17th Amendment — the one that gave us direct election of U.S. senators — has suddenly moved to center stage in the new debate over constitutional first principles fostered by the Tea Party movement, Tony Mauro reports.
Going Bananas: Amanda Bronstad reports on litigation involving workers on Dole's bananas farms in Nicaragua who say a pesticide rendered them sterile. Lawyers for both sides are leveling charges of slippery legal tactics.
Caffeine-Alcohol Combos: Jenna Greene reports on the FDA and FTC interest in drinks such as Four Loko, which mix caffeine and alcohol and whose manufacturer is represented Sidley Austin.
One Last Shot: Before the Democratic majority shrinks at the end of the year, senators are preparing for a possible showdown over President Barack Obama's most controversial judicial nominees, David Ingram reports.
Cig Ban Burns Seller: Baker Botts lawyers are representing a member of the Seneca Tribe in upstate New York who says he made millions selling tax-free cigarettes online until a new law restricted his use of the U.S. Postal Service, Mike Scarcella reports.
And in Inadmissible: Justice Antonin Scalia's iPad, the punishment for cussing in court and the "Night of the Thousand-Dollar-An-Hour Litigators." Click here.