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Post-Shutdown Judicial Worries: The budget deal Congress approved on October 16 included $51 million in additional funding for the judiciary. But judges and federal public defenders warned the money won't do much to relieve the financial pressure they're already under. Zoe Tillman reports.
Patent Court Sets the Pace: Drawn by the promise of speed and expertise, scores of megacorporations from Apple Inc. to Toyota Motor Corp. are flocking to the hottest new forum for intellectual property fights: the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Jenna Greene has the story.
The Case of the Poisoned Mailbox: Marcia Coyle takes a look at a love triangle right out of a Lifetime television movie that has morphed into a major constitutional challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court.
D.C. Lawyer Fighting Ethics Case: Five years ago, Washington lawyer Lily Mazahery represented two prominent Iranian political dissidents seeking asylum in the United States. Zoe Tillman reports that Mazahery's ex-clients have accused her of misconduct, putting her future as an attorney on the line.
Recusals Add Up: The U.S. Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from cases from time to time, but not usually in numbers seen with Justices Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito. Tony Mauro explores.