The Abortion Docket: Senior Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle reports: "In the past two years, anti-abortion groups have seeded state laws with abortion restrictions. Challengers to court rulings for and against those laws now are knocking on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court."
Targets: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking on lawyers, filing more suits against attorneys almost more than any other group, Jenna Greene reports this week. "When the consumer agency opened its doors in July 2011, banks, mortgage companies and other lenders braced for lawsuits — and loudly complained about the new agency's powers. But lawyers were quiet, seemingly unaware that they, too, could find themselves in the CFPB's cross hairs," Greene writes.
The Bureau: Former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann talks with Andrew Ramonas about the experience as one of the top government lawyers in the country. Weissmann, who's now teaching at New York University School of Law, discusses the challenges of building financial crimes cases, and he talks about surveillance and privacy.