Gideon at 50: This special feature takes a look at the history and legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which required legal representation for criminal defendants. Jenna Green reports that although he decision reshaped the criminal justice system, lawyers warn that its promise remains unfulfilled.
Typical hip case: Amanda Bronstad reports on the status of litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. over hip replacement devices. A case unfolding in Chicago could be the test for how hundreds of other actions proceed.
Accessing the courthouse: The demand for foreign language interpreter services at D.C. Superior Court has grown over the years. Zoe Tillman reports that local lawyers overwhelmingly praise the court's progress in making the court accessible, but still point to areas where language gaps persist.
A 'zealous' advocate: Matthew Huisman takes a look at how Mary Jo White - President Obama's pick to led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - fared before a Senate committee last week.