On Campus, Sitting Under A Tree: A study and ranking of 200 law school Web sites found that 65 included photos of students in or around trees, The National Law Journal reports. The study was authored by Georgetown University Law Center Associate Law Librarian Roger Skalbeck and Yale Law School Librarian for Emerging Technologies Jason Eiseman. The study concluded photos of students under trees and pictures of Supreme Court justices, moot court competitions and students sitting class aren't necessarily useful.
Stocking the Courts: President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit a federal district judge who played a key role in challenging President George W. Bush's indefinite detention program, The BLT reports. Judge Henry Floyd of South Carolina's federal district court gained national attention for his 2005 ruling that said Bush exceeded authority when he held José Padilla without charges.
Just Pretending: A law graduate who pulled a knife on a store clerk will remain without a license to practice despite having finally passed the bar exam after eight attempts. The National Law Journal says The Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled the law school graduate ineligible for admission because of his criminal record and because he had not repaid nearly $140,000 in student loans.
Thinking About Death: The Washington Post reports the alleged Tucson gunman, Jared Loughner, researched Web sites covering lethal injection, solitary confinement and political assassinations in the days and weeks leading up to the shooting. The evidence could help prosecutors build a case on federal murder charges that could carry the death penalty.