A term to remember: NPR examines the U.S. Supreme Court term that just ended, concluding "it is fair to say that for the first time in recent memory, liberals prevailed in most of the high-profile cases." Nina Totenberg has the story here.
Questions linger: The Wall Street Journal reports GlaxoSmithKline's $3 billion settlement with the federal government in a long-running drug marketing investigation raises questions about the future of the drug company's top-seller Advair, the asthma treatment. Prosecutors alleged Glaxo used illegal marketing tactics in the promotion of the drug. The company, however, didn't admit any wrongdoing over Advair allegations.
Practical: The American Bar Association's first empirical survey of law school curricula in a decade found that schools are now offering more so-called practical skills courses, including clinics and externships, in response in part to the poor job market, The National Law Journal reports.
Do over: The California state bar wants to reassess 24 discipline cases to reconsider whether recommended punishment corresponds with appropriate standards, The Recorder reports. Lawyers who practice in legal ethics have been trying to decipher an order from the California Supreme Court that remanded a different set of attorney discipline cases.
Rejected: A judge in Philadelphia has denied the request of Msgr. William J. Lynn for release pending sentencing following his conviction in June of endangering children, The New York Times reports. Lynn was the first high-ranking official in the Roman Catholic Church to be convicted of covering up priests' sexual abuse of children. The Legal Intelligencer has coverage here.
One hundred and what? A heat wave is expected to continue to bake the Mid Atlantic today through the weekend, breaking more records, The Washington Post reports in this piece: "Hotter summers could be a part of Washington's future."