Day One: The U.S. Supreme Court heard the first arguments of the new term on Monday, a challenge the California's decision to reduce Medicaid payments and reimbursements for doctors and health care providers. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle has the full scoop on the high court's first day back.
Underwear Bomber: The New York Times previews the trial expected to begin this week against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 24-year-old Nigerian man accused to attempting to blow up a plane in 2009 using explosives hidden in his underwear.
Mergers: Law firm mergers are up compared to last year, Am Law Litigation Daily reports. Fourteen transactions in the third quarter alone show the legal business environment is much healthier than it was in 2010.
'Square One': Following an Italian court's reversal yesterday of an American Amanda Knox's murder conviction, the family of the slain woman, Meredith Kercher, told reporters that they felt that they were "back to square one," according to the BBC. Knox is on her way back to the United States following her acquittal.
97 Years: The Associated Press reports that a Virginia federal judge has sentenced a 19-year-old man convicted in a string of robberies to 97 years in prison.