Judicial restraint: Todd Ruger explores the "judicial emergency" facing U.S. federal courts, as President Obama draws closer to becoming the first president in at least 30 years to have more openings on the federal bench at the end of his first term than when he started.
For plaintiffs, a tougher Texas: A string of recent defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas has the patent bar buzzing about whether it's a new era in that traditional plaintiffs stronghold, reports Sheri Qualters.
A lawyer on trial: Mike Scarcella reports on the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecution of Charles Daum, a Washington defense attorney on trial on charges that he was part of a scheme to dupe jurors in a federal drug case through staged photos and perjured testimony.
Writers' case spurs fee fight: Former class counsel for older television writers suing networks, studios and talent agencies for age discrimination are challenging an arbitrator's award of $23 million attorney fees. Zoe Tillman reports that the fee fight, which the lawyers had hoped to keep under wraps, is playing out in the D.C. courts.
10 years later, a mass appeal: Tony Mauro interviews appellate practitioner Howard Bashman on the 10th anniversary of Bashman's popular blog, How Appealing.
Dewey's death spiral: Check out this timeline of key events in the recent decline of Dewey & LeBoeuf.