Back to Class: Congressional lawmakers—more than two-fifths of whom are lawyers by education—often can't resist from referring to their law school days when in need of a pithy anecdote for speechifying. Here are seven of the best law school mentions this year, The National Law Journal reports.
The End is Near?: Senate leaders are hinting they are close to a deal on ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling, leaving House Republicans to approve, POLITICO reports.
Sentencing Silence: A jury convicted accused mobster James “Whitey” Bulger of 11 of 19 murders as part of racketeering charges, so now his attorney wants to exclude victims of the acquittal cases from speaking out during his sentencing next month, The National Law Journal reports.
Summary Judgment: The University of Texas School of Law has prevailed on appeal in a racial-discrimination lawsuit brought against a former staffer who was fired in 2010, The National Law Journal reports.
Spying Briefs: The U.S. Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a challenge to the bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency, saying the court does not have jurisdiction, The Hill reports.