1.7% Increase: The BLT reports that the Obama administration is proposing a $28.2 billion budget for the Justice Department's next fiscal year, including money to add attorneys to focus on national security, appellate litigation and intellectual property enforcement.
Brief, Four-Day Trip?: Common Cause is not satisfied with how the Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas have described his 2008 visit with the Federalist Society in Palm Springs, Calif., The New York Times reports.
WikiLeaks War: Hunton & Williams shows up in leaked e-mails from three data security contractors, the Los Angeles Times reports. The e-mails show efforts to monitor and manipulate the U.S. Chamber's left-leaning critics.
Maryland Suburbs: Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against former Prince George's County executive Jack Johnson, alleging that he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and played a central role in a broad corruption conspiracy, The Washington Post reports.
Smuggling Charges: Federal prosecutors in New York have charged seven men with offering to smuggle millions of dollars worth of narcotics into the U.S. for the Taliban in Afghanistan, The Wall Street Journal reports.