Changing the Courts: The Wall Street Journal reports on how Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has spent more than a decade diversifying the federal courts in New York City, to the point where white men will soon be a minority on the federal district bench in Manhattan.
Peace Prize Awarded: Three women from Africa and the Arab world have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to promote peace, democracy and gender equality, The New York Times reports.
Power of Pomegranate: The National Law Journal reports on the latest in a dispute between Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. and Pom Wonderful LLC. The latter's claims about health benefits may go on trial.
Solyndra Fallout: The Los Angeles Times reports that the director of the Energy Department program that guaranteed a $535 million loan to solar-energy company Solyndra Inc. has stepped down.
Politics and Work: U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner is pushing possible changes to the Hatch Act, the federal law that restricts the political activity of many federal government employees, The Washington Post reports.