Facing scrutiny: FBI Director Robert Mueller III's "12-year tenure under two presidents is facing scrutiny, months from his longtime plans to step down in September, as hearings begin on Capitol Hill into what happened in Boston and why," The New York Times reports today. Mueller took over leadership of the FBI one week before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Bloggers win: "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with bloggers in a closely watched copyright dispute Thursday, ruling that a company suing them for posting articles lacked standing to do so," The Recorder reports.
Plundered: From The Washington Post today: "A global posse of cyberthieves, armed with laptops in place of guns, hacked into financial institutions and stole $45 million from automated teller machines in a first-of-its-kind heist made for the 21st century, authorities in New York said Thursday." More coverage here and here.
Speaking: Top lawyers will hit the commencement circuit in the coming weeks, addressing law schools across the country, The National Law Journal reports. "U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., wins the prize for busiest graduation speaker. He will address graduates of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law on May 10; of Duke Law School graduates the next day; and of Boston University School of Law on May 19."
Sued: California state prosecutors are suing JPMorgan Chase & Co. over alleged aggressive and illegal debt collection tactics, The Los Angeles Times reports. "This enforcement action seeks to hold [JPMorgan] accountable for systematically using illegal tactics to flood California's courts with specious lawsuits against consumers," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said.
Down under: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is planning to open an office next month in Australia, the latest big move by the 700-lawyer firm, The Am Law Daily reports.
Obstruction: Via Reuters today: "U.S. prosecutors are pursuing an obstruction of justice charge against a California man already facing trial for allegedly fixing the outcome of foreclosure auctions with rigged bids."
Charged: The Washington Post today spotlights the child pornography allegations lodged against a local pediatrician. Federal authorities said there's no indication the defendant abused patients.