Views Telegraphed: U.S. Supreme Court justices don't only speak through formal decisions, instead they are using a range of other vehicles to influence the court's agenda and telegraph their views to lower court judges, practitioners and to each other, Tony Mauro reports.
Pasts Escaped: The National Law Journal took a look back at eight scandals that rocked the legal profession—including with John Edwards' return to practice last week—and what the lawyers involved are up to today, Zoe Tillman reports.
Arguments Lost: Of all the intractable, unwinnable positions that U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are bound to defend, few can rival the fight over the storage of spent nuclear fuel, Jenna Greene reports.
Mergers Discussed: A close look at the proposed combination of Patton Boggs and Locke Lord suggests there are reasons beyond mere size for both firms to consider joining forces, Brian Baxter reports.
Dynamic Shifted: The Senate's historic vote last week to end minority party filibusters of most judicial nominees means three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will likely win approval. Their appointments could reshape the dynamic of a key appellate bench as major federal regulatory issues unfold, Todd Ruger reports.