Niche Practices: In our special report on litigation boutique firms, we take a look at firms that have thrived by mining narrow practice areas ranging from toxic assets to whistleblowers.
Tacha Talks: Judge Deanell Tacha of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit is packing her bags to start a new career as dean of Pepperdine University School of Law. Before she leaves, she gave her thoughts on the judiciary she leaves behind, and other matters, in an exclusive interview.
Ensign's Troubles: The Senate Ethics Committee's report on misconduct by former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is like no other in the past, including charges that he violated rules against sexual harassment. David Ingram delves into the report.
SLAPP Happy: D.C.'s new SLAPP law, targeting lawsuits aimed at stifling free speech, is one of the nation's strongest. Zoe Tillman analyzes its potentially broad application.
Mastering Law: It may soon be more difficult for foreign-trained lawyers to take U.S. state bar exams with master of law degrees under their belts, Karen Sloan reports.