Stepping Down: The DOJ's third highest-ranking official, Tom Perrelli, will leave his position in March. Perrelli told NPR that he wants to spend more time with his family.
Unanimous: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that there is a "ministerial exception" to employment discrimination when it comes to clergy. The National Law Journal's Tony Mauro has all the details.
Blocked: A Mississippi judge has temporarily halted the release of 21 prisoners pardoned by outgoing Governor Haley Barbour. The Associated Press reported that the state Attorney General believes Barbour may have violated the state constitution.
Whopper: A sheriff in Washington state who sued Burger King over emotional distress after a worker spit in his Whopper will get his day in court. The state Supreme Court will decide whether emotional distress is enough to constitute a lawsuit under the state's consumer protection law. The Seattle Post Intelligencer has the story.