Howrey Defections: The "down times" at Howrey influenced Northern California regional managing partner Henry Bunsow's decision to jump to Dewey & LeBoeuf, our Jeff Jeffrey reported last night here on BLT. It's the latest of several defections.
Dead on Arrival: The House of Representatives approved a bill to repeal health-care reform Wednesday, but as The Washington Post reports here, it won't even come to a vote in the Senate.
Corporate Personhood: Slate's Dahlia Lithwick's dead-on take on yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument in FCC v. AT&T, which raised issues of corporate personhood, is here. Our report is here, with a more detailed version available to subcribers to our newsletter Supreme Court Insider. You can preview it at this link.
State Dinner: At last night's state dinner for China's president Hu Jintao, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was in attendance, and his wife Joanna's outfit drew positive attention here (though her name was misspelled.)
Sheed Dead: Wilfrid Sheed, an elegant, wry writer of journalism and fiction alike, died Wednesday in Massachusetts. Read about him in this New York Times story.