The 'Skilling' Anticlimax: Jeffrey Skilling's long appeals finally ended last month, when the courts shaved a decade off the prison sentence he received for his role in the Enron Corp. debacle. But Amanda Bronstad reports that the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bears his name has done little to convince appellate courts to reverse jury verdicts involving the honest-services fraud statute, under which he had been convicted.
In His Own Words: On July 16 — his 70th birthday — Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will pass the gavel to a successor. In an interview with Zoe Tillman, Lamberth reflected on his time as chief, his service on the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, his accomplishments and regrets, and what he'll be doing once he takes senior status.
Rein's First Supreme Court Appearance: Tony Mauro takes a look back at Bert Rein's first ever appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court during the high court's most recent term. Rein, 72, made his debut before the court after an extensive career in lower court litigation, mainly on business issues, with Wiley Rein — the law firm he helped create 30 years ago.
Credentials Aren't the Controversy: Patricia Millett, President Barack Obama's nominee for one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, found herself caught in the middle of a political spat over the future of the court when she appeared for a confirmation hearing last week. Todd Ruger has the story.
Health Care Dissenters Run to Earth: Marcia Coyle reports on efforts to unravel the mystery of which Supreme Court justice actually wrote the dissent to last year's blockbuster healthcare decision.