Manhunt: The authorities say one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead, and his brother on the run, following a shootout with police in suburban Massachusetts early Friday. The police identified the surviving suspect as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Meanwhile, law firms in Boston are coming to the aid of victims of the terror attacks. In today's Daily Report, a look back at the 1996 bombing in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
Into the fray: "Generally, federal judges should not become embroiled in political disputes. But we feel compelled to speak out because sequestration poses an existential threat to the right of indigent defendants to have publicly funded legal representation — a right that the Supreme Court recognized 50 years ago in its landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright," two federal trial judges, Paul Friedman and Reggie Walton said in an op-ed in The Washington Post today.
Settled: DLA Piper has settled a highly public fee dispute with a former client who claimed the firm overbilled him, The New York Law Journal reports. DLA attorneys, in emails, discussed "churn that bill, baby" approach to the legal work performed for the client.
Charged: From today's Washington Post: "Man accused in case of poison-laced letters has history of legal and other troubles."
Sentenced: The Miami-Herald reports: "A Miami-Dade police officer who stopped women drivers so he could have sexually suggestive conversations — including asking to see the scars on a bartender’s surgically enhanced breasts — was sentenced Thursday to 2-1/2 years in federal prison."
Suing: The American Civil Liberties Union, representing Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, is suing in federal district court in Iowa to defend the Westboro members’ rights to desecrate the U.S. flag in demonstrations.