Marriage cases march down the aisle: When the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for their November 30 conference, Marcia Coyle reports that they will face an array of same-sex marriage related petitions that have arrived at the court in an unusual confluence of timing and strategic litigating.
Health care challenges: not dead yet: The presidential election and the U.S. Supreme Court may have secured the linchpin of the federal health care reform law — the mandate to purchase insurance — but Marcia Coyle takes a look at still-pending litigation surrounding other elements of the controversial legislation.
At host of agencies, battles brewing: For some federal agencies, President Barack Obama's second term means a second chance. From investor protection to food safety, greenhouse gas limits to new workplace injury prevention programs, Jenna Greene explores how key regulatory agencies may use the next four years to tackle unfinished business.
Protest case drags on: A decade ago, D.C. police arrested more than 400 people in downtown Washington during protests. Zoe Tillman reports that the few remaining claims are expected to come to a head soon on a issue that has consumed the case in recent years: the alleged mishandling of evidence.
Law firm PACs focus on states: Todd Ruger reports that the top federal political action committees for law firms pumped just as much money into the 2012 election cycle as four years ago, but channeled a larger chunk of their money away from Congress and toward state lawmakers across the country.