Sunken Nomination: President Barack Obama's choice for a spot on the 10th Circuit, Stephen Six, is getting bottled up in committee, after one of the nominee's home-state senators apparently reversed his initial support, The National Law Journal reports.
Suing Over Regs: The Wall Street Journal reports that some business groups, notably the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legal arm, are gearing up for possible lawsuits over the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law, especially after a recent D.C. Circuit ruling.
Ponzi News: Senior Judge Jed Rakoff of federal district court in Manhattan issued a ruling on Thursday that could mean billions less for the victims of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, The New York Times reports.
Maryland Marriages: The Democratic leader of Maryland's state Senate, who opposes same-sex marriage, predicted that a marriage bill would pass the General Assembly next year, The Washington Post reports.