Shunning Politics: Former U.S. senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has returned to the practice of law, confident that potential clients and juries will look past the personal transgressions that pushed him from public life, Jenna Greene of The National Law Journal reports.
Court Fight: Senior White House officials say President Obama does not intend to "just sit idly by" as Republicans continue to thwart the administration's three picks for a key federal appeals court in Washington, Todd Ruger of The National Law Journal reports.
Filibustered Again: The Senate on Monday blocked the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, meaning Republicans have thwarted all three of President Obama's nominees to the key federal appeals court, The Blog of Legal Times reports.
Plagiarism Case: Judge Carlton Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi threw out the claim of a law student who was kicked out of school for multiple acts of plagiarism, Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal reports.