Investigating: The Washington Post reports today: "A federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), examining his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, according to three people aware of the probe."
No letting up: The New York Times spotlights former longtime Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau's latest legal fight: advocating for a death row prisoner in Alabama. “It’s so wrong to say there’s presumption of guilt because he was convicted once — without the newly discovered evidence,” Morgenthau, 93, said. “I just thought that was off the wall.”
Removed: A federal appeals court in Boston has ordered a new trial judge to preside over the prosecution of White Bulger, The National Law Journal reports. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said a "reasonable person" could question the impartiality of the judge, a former top prosecutor in Boston at the time Bulger claims he was granted immunity.
Sued: From today's New York Times: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Prominent Plaintiffs' Lawyer. "In recent years, the law firm Faruqi & Faruqi has given corporate America big headaches, filing a steady stream of shareholder lawsuits against companies related to executive pay as well as mergers and acquisitions. Now, Faruqi & Faruqi has a headache of its own," the report said.
Optimistic: Rod Blagojevich, who began serving a 14-year prison term a year ago today, remains optimistic "justice in the end will prevail," The Chicago Tribune reports.
Rejected: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit says the police shooting of a dog during a no-knock search warrant didn't violate the Fourth Amendment, The New York Law Journal reports.