Boston's Best: "Boston-area corporate legal departments who are setting the standard in pro bono service, use of technology, management of outside counsel and more." The National Law Journal this week features a special report on the Boston region's top in-house law departments.
Law Schools Gain Greater Autonomy: "The American Bar Association is loosening its reins on law schools following years of criticism that its myriad rules have driven up the cost of a legal education and discouraged experimentation," Karen Sloan reports this week on the series of changes the ABA embraced.
Abuse Victims Want Case Reopened: Senior Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle examines the sex scandal that entangled financial adviser Jeffrey Epstein. Two child victims in the case want the government to reopen Epstein's deal with prosecutors. The dispute is now playing out in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Defense lawyer Roy Black wants the court to put on hold a trial judge's order requiring the government and defense to disclose certain plea-negotiation correspondence.
Buyer's Remorse: Jenna Greene reports: "When US Airways and American Airlines announced plans earlier this year to combine, few expected the $11 billion deal to encounter antitrust turbulence. But last week, the ride got bumpy indeed when the U.S. Department of Justice, six states and the District of Columbia filed suit to block the merger."
Disparities: Todd Ruger looks at the Justice Department's announcement last week targeting sentencing reform. From the report: "As Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced sweeping new sentencing policies last week, he once again called for a national conversation on racial equality, echoing a persistent theme throughout his career as a judge and prosecutor."
Inadmissible: Jesse Jackson's defense lawyers, the Baby Veronica Indian adoption case, judges unite over sequestration--all that and more in this week's Inadmissible column.