DSK Resigns: Facing rape charges in New York, Dominique Strauss-Kahn overnight resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, The Washington Post is reporting. He said he took the step with "infinite sadness" to focus on establishing his innocence.
Thomas Dedicates Courthouse: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas got a "mixed reception" Wednesday as he helped dedicate a new courthouse in Augusta, Ga., the Associated Press reports. Some African-American lawyers and judges objected to his presence because the courthouse is named for the late civil rights leader John Ruffin Jr., whose views were very different from Thomas's.
Can Florida Lawyers Criticize Courts? At least two Florida lawyers are being investigated by the state bar association for criticizing the court system for its role in the foreclosure mess in that state. Sibling publication Daily Business Review points out that at the same time, no lawyers have yet been disciplined for fraudulent work in foreclosure cases.
Nazi-era Disputes: Our Zoe Tillman has the latest on litigation to retrieve collections of art and sacred texts stolen by the Nazis in World War II. Both are before U.S. District Court judges in D.C.