Pay Cut: More than 10,000 private attorneys will see less pay in federal indigent defense cases under the judiciary’s latest effort to deal with budget restraints Congress imposed, The National Law Journal reports.
Claims Survive: A federal judge threw out all but two claims of a former associate's race-discrimination complaint against Ropes & Gray, setting a November trial date, The National Law Journal reports.
People Say: Leslie Caldwell, ex-Enron prosecutor and now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner, could replace Lanny Breuer as head of the U.S. Department of Justice's criminal division, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Ordering Food: With 69 California inmates refusing food, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson signed an order allowing force-feeding and other steps to keep prison hunger strikers alive even if they declared they do not want such medical intervention, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Savings-And-Loan Era Law: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan endorsed a U.S. Department of Justice view on the Financial Institutional Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act that has rarely been asserted, Reuters reports.