Losing Luster: The number of people taking law school entrance exams dropped 25 percent in the last two years, meaning law degrees are losing their luster, The New York Times writes. Potential students fear large school loan debt, and, the article states: "Word is getting through that law school is no longer a safe place to sit out an economic downturn — an article of faith for years — and that strong grades at an above-average school no longer guarantees a six-figure law firm job."
Presidential Primary: It's Tuesday, and that means another Republican presidential primary. Today it is Illinois, a "must-win" for Mitt Romney, CNN declares. Or not. The three things to watch for in tonight's voting, according to NPR: Turnout, the evangelical vote, and the Tea Party influence.
Supreme Court Insider: Monday’s Supreme Court newsletter continues a series of articles on issues the Supreme Court will consider next week in weighing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. We analyzed the severability issue and profiled two lawyers who will argue it: Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler and Farr & Taranto’s H. Bartow Farr III. We also ran pro-con columns on severability by Patricia Millett and Ian Millhiser. Click here for the newsletter and more information on subscribing.
Orange Crush: A Florida law firm fired 14 employees after learning they wore orange shirts to work on payday, ABC News writes. Management took it as a protest of some sort; the employees say it was a show of solidarity for when they went out for happy hour after work.
Recording Stops: The Galveston County (Texas) Sheriff's Department has been recording conversations between inmates and their attorneys for at least a decade, but now will stop, the AP reports. Defense attorneys say the practice is common statewide. If a client blurts out something during a phone conversation with his attorney, the attorney must rely on the word of prosecutors and jailers that it won't be used in trial.