Change in Course: The Obama Justice Department will no longer defend the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday. We had Marcia Coyle's story yesterday afternoon, and here is The New York Times' take.
New Hearing for Liu: Embattled judicial nominee Goodwin Liu will face another Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, our David Ingram reports here. The reconstituted committee could be more hostile than last time.
Flom Dead at 87: Deal-maker Joseph Flom, the last living named partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, died Wednesday in New York. Sibling publication New York Law Journal recounts Flom's long life and career.
Assange Extradition: A British judge this morning ruled that Sweden's request to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange so he can face sex-crime allegations must be honored. The Washington Post story is here.
Tweet Trouble: An Indiana deputy attorney general was fired Wednesday after Mother Jones Magazine revealed he was the author of some vitriolic postings on Twitter, including the suggestion that Wisconsin police should "use live ammunition" to clear pro-union demonstrators from the state capitol.