DADT Repeal: The effort to repeal the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy on gays in the military seemed dead, but a stand-alone measure passed the House on Thursday and could get to the Senate before it quits for the year, The Washington Post reports.
Tea Time: Justice Antonin Scalia will kick off a series of "conservative constitutional seminars" in January in conjunction with the House Tea Party Caucus, The Daily Caller reports. His topic on Jan. 24, aptly enough, will be separation of powers.
Hiring Again: After years of belt-tightening, law firm hiring may pick up in 2011, according to this report from The American Lawyer on a survey of recruiters.
Lady Justice: She's been depicted as shoeless and blindfolded, naked or clothed. Lady Justice, that is, as revealed in a new book Representing Justice by Yale Law School profs Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis, reviewed here in The New York Times.
Reading List: Heading out of the office for the holidays but can't quite leave the law behind? Here's a good list of top articles, essays, even court opinions from the past year from CBS News commentator Andrew Cohen at The Atlantic blog.