Law Schools Get Down to Business: This week, The National Law Journal spotlights law schools that are getting serious about business skills. "A growing number of law schools are borrowing a page from the MBA playbook and adding courses intended to give students a foundation in business, in addition to the law." Reports include "Law Students Flock to Financial Bootcamp" and "Penn Law Taps Wharton to Teach Management."
Obscure Court's Fateful Rulings: Jenna Greene reports: "An obscure but important court that oversees security-clearance disputes with government contractors uses a deeply idiosyncratic process, with few hard and fast rules, a review of its decisions reveals." The decision to grant or deny a security clearance, Greene writes, is rarely black and white.
Federal Courts Bracing for 'Worst Case Scenario': With the end of the fiscal year less than two weeks away, and absent any clarity from Congress regarding next year's budget, the federal judiciary is preparing for what court officials describe as "the worst-case scenario." Read more of the report here.
Post-'Windsor' Marriage Applications Spike in D.C.: Zoe Tillman takes a look at the uptick in same-sex marriage applications filed in D.C. Superior Court. "Marriage license applications more than doubled following the Windsor ruling. According to the court, 462 couples applied in June, compared with 977 in July and 908 in August. This month, the court transferred three employees to the marriage bureau, opened a new room to process license applications and added a second marriage ceremony room," the report says.
Still Arguing Over ACA: From Tony Mauro: "The U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act has legs. Even though the court found the law constitutional, challengers said during a recent discussion of the case at Georgetown University Law Center that it would prove an important weapon in opposing additional expansive exercises of congressional power." Click here for more.
Inadmissible: White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler plans her departure, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court sparks more debate, and no admit, no deny lives on at the Securities. All that and more here.