Touting: The Am Law Daily reports today: "Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan." Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry says the firm's at the "due diligence" stage in talks with Locke Lord. Increasing the firm's presence in New York, he says, is tops on the Patton Boggs agenda.
Reforming: "As the Justice Department seeks new ways to reduce the burgeoning U.S. prison population, its success is likely to depend on community programs such as the one in this small city in America’s heartland," The Washington Post reports.
Reviewing: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District is sparring with the local Attorney General's office over access to documents in a corruption probe, The Washington Post reports. Irvin Nathan, the District's attorney general, says he's open to allowing a federal trial judge here to look at the information in dispute to determine whether prosecutors can examine the documents.
Frisking: "About half of New York City's police arrests using the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic lead to convictions and about a quarter lead to prison sentences, according to a report released on Thursday by the state's top prosecutor," Reuters reports.
Threatening: The Washington Post reports: "FBI director warns of cyberattacks; other security chiefs say terrorism threat has altered."
Pressing: In today's Wall Street Journal: "'Revenge porn' victims press for new laws." From the report: "An increasing number of states, including Maryland, Wisconsin and New York, are considering whether to make it illegal to post any sexually explicit image online without that person's permission. But groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation say they worry such proposals run afoul of the First Amendment."