McGovern Dies: Former Senator George McGovern (D-S.D.), who lost to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election, died on Sunday, The Washington Post reports. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. He was 90.
Judges Step Up: The American Lawyer takes a look at 10 recently appointed U.S. district court judges whom top litigators say stand out. "Our survey is a subjective one — we aren't presenting our selections as the best judges on the federal bench," the magazine says. "Rather, these are judges to watch."
SEC Probes: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into Facebook Inc.'s May 17 IPO after its stock price plummeted hasn't turned up any evidence that the company kept material information from investors, Bloomberg reports. “It’s unlikely the SEC will pursue an enforcement action against Facebook based on what they were discussing before the IPO,” said Peter Henning, a former SEC lawyer who teaches at Wayne State University in Detroit.
FBI Pays: A federal judge last week ordered the FBI to pay $470,459 for attorneys' fees Seth Rosenfeld, a former reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, accumulated from two Freedom of Information Act lawsuits he filed while researching the 1960s protest movement in Berkeley, the Chronicle reports. "I hope this ruling and other rulings in the case will make it easier for journalists, historians and members of the public to find out what their government is up to," Rosenfeld said.