The Go-To Law Schools: NLJ's annual feature on which law schools sent the most graduates to major law firms showed that the picture was marginally brighter in 2012 - but that isn’t saying much.
Fed courts, DOJ prepare for big cuts: As politicians in Washington continue to blame each other for the looming mandatory budget cuts, called sequestration, Todd Ruger reports that agencies from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts have been crafting plans to operate with substantially smaller budgets, including layoffs and furloughs.
Media's new litigation tool: The District of Columbia anti-SLAPP law's second anniversary is approaching at the end of March, but Zoe Tillman reports that its fate is unclear. A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit next month could answer critical unresolved questions — notably, whether the law, which is aimed at protecting speech, applies in federal court.
Lawsuit's second serve: The Tennis Channel is at the heart of a dispute before a federal appeals court in Washington in a test of federal power to intrude on editorial discretion. Mike Scarcella has the story.