The Southern Report: Increasingly diverse local economies are helping legal professionals across the South recover from the recession.This special report takes a look at the legal business climate in cities throughout the region, from New Orleans and Tampa to D.C.'s Northern Virginia suburbs.
'David v. Goliath' in Bomb Case: The federal public defender office in Boston, which is representing the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, is facing three weeks of furloughs under sequestration. At the same time, prosecutors just learned they won't be furloughed at all. Zoe Tillman takes a look at what this could mean for the case moving forward.
Reputation Repair for Lebanese Banks: Andrew Ramonas reports on the relationship between lobby shops and Lebanese financial institutions, which have sought help repairing their reputation after being hit with allegations of money laundering for terrorists and drug dealers.
Heirs Seek Return of Nazi-Looted Art: Seventy years ago, Nazi forces and the Hungarian government seized a trove of art belonging to the family of a Jewish Hungarian collector. Zoe Tillman reports that his heirs have fought since the end of World War II to recover pieces from the collection, scoring a recent win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
'Savior of Baseball' Makes Return: Tony Mauro reports that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who earned the title of "savior of baseball" in 1995 as the judge who ended a lengthy players' strike, will revisit the legal issues surrounding the sport next month.