Confirmations Expected: The Senate is poised today to confirm Patricia Millett to a key federal appeals court in Washington, making her the first nominee approved under a new streamlined procedure that could deliver a pre-holiday rush of judges to the bench, Todd Ruger of The National Law Journal reports.
Pets Cherished: Awarding traditional property damages in cases of injured or killed pets falls short, Diane Sullivan is an assistant dean and professor, and Holly Vietzke is a professor, at Massachusetts School of Law argue in an op-ed in The National Law Journal.
Election Litigated: The hottest election law fight could get more interesting if an attorney uses an obscure law to throw the outcome of the attorney general’s race into the hands of the General Assembly, The Washington Post reports.
White House Bound: Longtime Democratic strategist John Podesta, a former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, has agreed to serve as White House counselor for a year for President Barack Obama, The New York Times reports.
Paparazzi Lawyer: Jason Beckerman worked as a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP before ultimately landing at celebrity gossip news outlet TMZ, The Wall Street Journal reports.