Illinois Death Penalty: Later today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation abolishing the state's death penalty. The fate of the state's 15 current death row inmates is uncertain, according to this Chicago Sun-Times story. We wrote about the possible impact of Illinois' historic move here in January.
Insider Trial of the Century: The trial of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, the biggest insider trading case in decades, is underway in New York, The Wall Street Journal reports.
What About the Associates? Lost in the shuffle of the disintegration of the Howrey law firm is what will happen to its 100+ associates. Our sibling publication AmLaw Daily talked to survivors of the collapse of other firms
Stevens Co-Clerk Dies: Longtime Covington & Burling partner Stanley Temko died at age 91 on March 7. The Washington Post has an obituary that recalls Temko's clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge in 1947 and 1948 alongside future justice John Paul Stevens. Stevens praised Temko's "exceptionally bright legal mind."