Highest Rates: New York tops a list of 12 cities with the highest average partner rates for 2012—all with hourly rates above $500. The top three: New York: $756; San Francisco: $651; and Washington, D.C.: $649, Corporate Counsel reports.
High Hurdles: Civil rights leaders are calling on Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and the U.S. Department of Justice to take legal action in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, but federal laws might not make that possible, The National Law Journal reports.
More Defense: The legal team defending Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wants to add another death penalty specialist, The National Law Journal reports.
Watergate Death: Former President Richard Nixon adviser Leonard Garment, who went on to "flourish as one of the capital's most powerful and garrulous lawyers," died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan at age 89, The New York Times reported.
PA Election Law Fight: Washington lawyer Michael Rubin argues that Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification law is unconstitutional, the Times Herald reports.