Quitting Time: The Washington Post reports that dozens of Justice Department lawyers are prepared to quit if the department moves ahead with plans to close four regional offices of the antitrust division.
Prisoner Swap: An Israeli soldier held captive for five years by Hamas was freed Tuesday as part of an elaborate prisoner swap. The New York Times reports that the first group of the 1,000 Palestinian prisoners made their way back home as part of the deal.
Occupy the Law: A group created in the 1960s to defend protesters arrested for demonstrating against the Vietnam War is mobilizing to offer free legal aid to Occupy Wall Street protesters, according to the New York Law Journal.
Patent Setback: The International Trade Commission issued an initial ruling Monday that Apple Inc., did not violate HTC Corp.'s patents in Apple's cell phone technology. The Wall Street Journal has more here.
Not Very Bright: In the corruption trial against Prince George's County, Md., State Senator Ulysses Currie, the Baltimore Sun reports that the defense began its case by presenting a witness who testified that while Currie is likable, he isn't smart enough to carry out a complex bribery scheme.