Cutting Legal Services: With Congress looking for ways to slash the federal budget, the Legal Services Corporation is proving yet again to be an attractive target for Republicans. In an in-depth report we offer numerous articles from around the country about who benefits from legal aid programs and who might be hurt by cuts. Also, stories on the roller coaster history and politics of LSC, and the views of supporters and detractors. Please check it out.
Discovery Reform: Judges and lawyers are divided over the need to reform federal rules regarding the obligation of prosecutors to turn over evidence to the defense in criminal cases. Mike Scarcella reports on the debate.
Fee Fight: Lawyers are locked in a dispute over sharing fees stemming from a $4 million jury award in the case of a man beaten outside a D.C. night club in 1998. Our reporter Zoe Tillman's story is here.
Food and Drugs: In a special report of special interest to practitioners in the field of food and drug regulation, Wiley Rein founding partner Bert Rein and his colleagues James Czaban and Karyn Ablin take a look at a drug pre-emption case set for argument at the Supreme Court later this month. Another story examines the new food safety law signed into law in January.