Revisiting: The U.S. Supreme Court this term will revisit racial diversity in the college admission process, The Washington Post reports. In the case, Abigail Fisher, who is white, contends the University of Texas admissions system favors African Americans and Hispanics over whites and Asian Americans. Oral argument is scheduled for October. The Wall Street Journal has this report.
Donating: "Lawyers at the nation's biggest law firms are voting with their wallets — and Barack Obama is the clear winner," The National Law Journal reports today. DLA Piper lawyers have given President Obama's campaign more than $345,000 in direct contributions. Kirkland & Ellis attorneys, along with lawyers for firms that include Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, are pumping money into Mitt Romney's campaign.
Arrested: From The New York Times today: "The man thought to have been behind the crude anti-Islam video that set off deadly protests across the Muslim world in recent weeks was arrested Thursday for violating terms of his probation in a 2010 bank fraud case." The Wall Street Journal's report is here.
Spying: Wired reports on the U.S. Justice Department's increasing use of warrantless internet and telephone surveillance techniques. The American Civil Liberties Union obtained the data through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Way back: In The National Law Journal today: "A Delaware federal judge has barred Latham & Watkins from representing a defendant in a patent infringement case because the firm represented the plaintiff's predecessor 17 years ago."
Accusing: Republican lawmakers are accusing the Justice Department of orchestrating a deal with officials in Minnesota to abandon an appeal in the Supreme Court in exchange for the government dropping support of an unrelated suit in St. Paul, The Washington Post reports. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), among the critics, criticized the arrangement in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. A department spokeswoman said the deal was "consistent with the department's practice in reaching global settlements."
They're Back: Baltimore fans last night gave a rousing ovation to mark the return of the National Football League's referees, who had been locked out of work until this week. The Baltimore Ravens prevailed over the Browns of Cleveland last night in Charm City. The New York Times goes behind the scenes of the labor deal.