Plaintiff's Hot List: The National Law Journal profiles 19 firms are at the cutting edge of their profession (and are giving defense lawyers a run for their money).
A Term Under Construction: Last year's blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court term featured everything from health care to immigration, but Marcia Coyle reports that the upcoming term is shaping up to be another one for the history books.
The Senate's stranglehold: Todd Ruger reports that President Obama's 33 remaining judicial nominees face little hope of being confirmed. Senators left for a recess until after the presidential election having confirmed only three pending nominees.
CSI: Washington: The District of Columbia's new $220 million forensic lab, along with an independent department created to manage it, officially opens October 1. Zoe Tillman reports that the lab is opening in the midst of a national debate over the state and quality of forensic science.