Back to the Land: This year's Midwest Report examines how the region's law firms have responded to agribusiness clients' needs in light of a recent heat wave and takes a side trip to Wisconsin to review the profession's role in the political hoopla in that state.
Plaintiffs' bar banks on Libor: Suspicions of foul play involving Libor, the London interbank offered rate, spurred plaintiffs firms to file lawsuits beginning last year. Zoe Tillman reports on how a growing number of firms are joining the fray in light of news this summer that at least one bank, Barclays Bank PLC, admitted to misconduct.
Passport controversy: A case before the D.C. Circuit over the U.S. State Department's refusal to allow "Israel" as the place of birth on a child's passport could clarify the roles the executive and legislative branches play in foreign affairs. Mike Scarcella explores the case, which centers on a passport belonging to a nine-year-old boy who was born in Jerusalem.
A new start, thanks to the law: Tony Mauro profiles Shon Hopwood, a law student at the University of Washington who went from robbing banks to helping a fellow prison inmate secure a U.S. Supreme Court victory.