Skeptical Justices: The Obama administration appeared to face an uphill battle on Monday in persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a broad ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit limiting the president's power to make recess appointments, The National Law Journal reports.
Just Right?: Has Steptoe found the Goldilocks sweet spot between 4,000-lawyer behemoths and specialized boutiques, or is the market for legal services making such a model increasingly untenable?, the National Law Journal reports.
If The Whistle Doesn't Fit: The Washington-are law firm of the late Johnnie Cochran is trying to break into the business of representing whistleblowers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Ponzi Judge Dies: Burton Lifland, the judge who was overseeing the winding down of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, died on Sunday, The New York Times reports.
Stop Payments: U.S. District Judge Price Marshall signed off on a settlement Monday that will allow the state of Arkansas to stop making payments to three Little Rock-area school districts to aid their desegregation efforts, the Associated Press reports.