Champions and Visionaries: The Legal Times Awards, now in its fifth year, honors Washington lawyers for work that advanced the practice of law. We recognized champions, who have upheld the profession's core values through public service, pro bono work and advocacy for civil liberties, and visionaries, whose business foresight or legal acumen has expanded their firms, advanced the law or improved government.
Happy together?: Despite serious disagreements on health care's core constitutional issues, Marcia Coyle reports that the U.S. Supreme Court justices found a remarkable amount of common ground on issues ranging from searches to indecency to religious freedom.
Access to information: Last week marked the 46th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act. Mike Scarcella takes a look at some of the positions U.S. Justice Department lawyers have taken in high profile legal fights over access to information, including disputes over cell phone tracking data and the use of drones in targeted killings.