Birthers Won't Quit: President Obama was right when he said Wednesday that the release of his birth certificate would not satisfy hard-core conspiracy theorists. They're still disbelieving, The Washington Post reports. Meanwhile, we had the story of the Perkins Coie partner who requested and obtained the birth certificate on behalf of her client Obama.
Guantanamo Files: David Remes, who has devoted his career to representing Guantanamo detainees, went to court Wednesday to seek permission to read and comment on classified documents that were obtained by WikiLeaks and published by The New York Times. The paper reported that the Justice Department told defense lawyers they could not read the still-classified documents.
Recusal Request: Lawyers in the litigation against Chevron for environmental harms in Ecuador have asked the judge in the case to step aside, according to this story from sibling publication New York Law Journal. New York Southern District U.S. Judge Lewis Kaplan has lost "all semblance of impartiality," the lawyers suing Ecuador claim.
New Security Team: President Obama is set to announce major changes in his security team today, including the appointment of Leon Panetta as defense secretary. The San Francisco Chronicle has the story on Panetta, who was once a practicing attorney in California.