Leading: "Harvard Law School sends more graduates per capita into corporate boardrooms and executive suites than any other law school," The National Law Journal reports today. Robert Anderson, an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, reported the findings based on his assessment of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Recommended: Federal prosecutors in Boston are seeking a life sentence for James "Whitey" Bulger, convicted at trial on charges that included racketeering and money laundering, The Boston Globe reports. “There are no mitigating factors, and defendant Bulger has no redeeming qualities," prosecutors said. Read the government's sentencing memo here.
Swamped: The Washington Post has this story today, assessing the fallout from the government shutdown: "Merit Systems Protection Board swamped by volume of furlough appeals."
Argued: The Concord Monitor reports on a man's challenge over a controversial vanity license plate. "If the man formerly known as David Montenegro were to boil every complaint he has ever harbored for the New Hampshire state government into a cogent, seven-character sound bite, and then imprint that on the front and back of his car, it would be “COPSLIE,” the report says. The state Supreme Court is weighing the dispute.
Circuit showdown: Democrats will try to push forward on the nomination of Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard, setting up the second part of a clash over the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The Wall Street Journal has coverage here, and read The BLT's report here.
Planning: The New York Law Journal reports: "A federal judge has found New York City liable for discriminating against the disabled during evacuation and sheltering in times of disasters such as Hurricane Sandy."
No jail: The Associated Press reports: "A 75-year-old man arrested in a drug and prostitution sweep at a lower-income senior citizen housing complex in New Jersey has avoided prison time."