Tick Tock: Congressional leaders return to the White House today to continue talks over how to raise the federal borrowing limit, The Washington Post reports, as negotiations last night failed to break a stalemate. The administration said it three weeks the country will begin to default on debt obligations if an agreement is not reached to raise the debt ceiling. The president today is expected to hold a press conference on the status of the debt discussion.
Former Lawyer Indicted: The Recorder reports a 72-year-old former San Francisco lawyer is accused of participating in an alleged Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors said Robert Tunnell lost more than half of the $10 million investors gave him between 2006 until he was arrested last month.
Nothing But The Sign: A defense lawyer representing a client in a triple homicide in Florida wants a sign taken down from the courtroom that declares "We Who Labor Here Seek Only The Truth," the Miami Herald reports. The sign, the lawyer said in a motion seeking its removal, "invites the jurors to speculate when they sense that there is evidence that has not been introduced.”
DSK: The authorities in France today interviewed a writer who alleges former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her in 2003, Reuters reports. Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn said he would make a counter-complaint for defamation.
No Stopping The Class: A federal judge in New York refused to retroactively decertify a liability-phase class in a discrimination case against the New York City Fire Department, The New York Law Journal reports. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes did not sway the judge.