Bulger Arrested: After 16 years on the lam, Massachusett mob leader James "Whitey" Bulger was captured in Santa Monica on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Bulger was on the FBI's list of 10 top fugitives.
BAR/BRI Settlement: A federal judge has voiced new doubts about the settlement he previously approved to settle the antitrust action against West Publishing and Kaplan for monopolizing the bar review market. Our Amanda Bronstad has the story.
With Friends Like This: "Friending" represented parties on Facebook as an investigative tool may get you in trouble, according to this report in The Recorder. A California bar association has issued an advisory opinion suggesting such a contact could violate the rules against ex parte communications.
Florida Death Penalty: A federal judge has struck down Florida's capital punishment law, finding that its treatment of aggravating factors violates the Supreme Court's 2002 decision in Ring v. Arizona. (Hat tip to How Appealing.)