The dealmakers: The American Lawyer spotlights this year's Dealmakers of the Year. "In a shaky recovery, corporate lawyers played an even more crucial role than they did in boom times," the report says.
Off-limits: An appeals court in Georgia has upheld an order barring a divorcing couple from using social media to communicate. The Daily Report has the story here. "Facebook is the new megaphone," said Randall Kessler, former chairman of American Bar Association's family law section. "It sounds like the judges are catching up with society." In other Facebook news, this piece in The New Jersey Law Journal: Party's Deletion of Facebook Page Found To Be Spoliation of Evidence.
Billy clubs excluded: "The U.S. Supreme Court may have guaranteed the right to possess a gun in the home, but it's still illegal to carry a baseball bat modified into a billy club in the backseat of one's car, the First District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday," The Recorder reports.
First, procedure: The Wall Street Journal reports on the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage arguments: "Justices discussed scenarios in which California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act might fall not because the court found them unconstitutional in substance, but because the unusual journey of the cases left the court with no legitimate dispute to resolve."
Suspended: From today's National Law Journal, a story about an intemperate judge: "A West Virginia judge caught on video screaming furiously at litigants has been removed from the bench for the duration of his term."
Cash only: In case you missed it, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the victim of credit card fraud.