Declined: From The National Law Journal today: "LSAT Numbers Decline for Fourth Straight Year." The October test-taking numbers dropped by 11 percent, bolstering concern that any turnaround isn't likely to happen soon. More here on the drop in numbers from The Wall Street Journal.
Removed: Citing the "appearance of partiality," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has removed U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin from presiding over the stop-and-frisk case, The New York Times reports. The New York Law Journal has coverage here. Reuters reports: "Analysis: In removing stop-and-frisk judge, U.S. court enters rare territory." Read the Second Circuit ruling here.
Reversed: "Only three days after a federal judge blocked a new Texas law that threatened to shut down many of the state’s abortion clinics, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, reversed the decision, saying the rule should take effect while the case is argued in the months to come," The New York Times reports. Coverage here in the Dallas Morning News. The court's ruling is here.
Names called: "When prosecutors in Williamson County tried to ban a defense attorney from referring to them as “the government” in court, defense attorney Drew Justice had a demand of his own: From now on, call me “Captain Justice.” The Tennessean has the story here. (The Volokh Conspiracy has this earlier blog post.)
Connected: The Wall Street Journal reports: "By year-end, most airline passengers will be able to use their tablets, e-readers and other gadgets during all stages of flight, the culmination of a decadeslong process that brings the flying experience further into the digital age."
Barred: The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling prohibiting cameras at the sentencing hearing of George Huguely V, convicted in the killing of fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.