Rocks and a hard place: This month, new SEC rules went into effect that will require about 6,000 publicly traded companies to report whether their products contain four conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jenna Greene reports on a lawsuit challenging the new disclosure rules.
Avoiding law school in droves: The number of applicants for seats in American Bar Association-accredited law schools are down by 20 percent from this time last year. Karen Sloan reports that if the trend holds through the rest of the admission cycle, law schools would see a 38 percent crash since their peak in 2010.
Obama's enforcer: The nomination of Debevoise & Plimpton partner Mary Jo White as the next chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission means that the agency will continue with an aggressive approach to Wall Street enforcement, financial regulation attorneys say. Todd Ruger and Jenna Greene have the story.
Forty years after 'Roe': Marcia Coyle sat down with Roger Evans, senior director of public policy litigation and law at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to discuss his thoughts on abortion litigation 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.