Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who leaked information to the press about warrantless domestic spying under President George W. Bush, is facing legal ethics charges in Washington. The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for its reporting on the surveillance program, which permitted the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States without a warrant.
Hilarie Bass, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, has been selected president-elect nominee of the American Bar Association, the world's largest voluntary professional organization with more than 400,000 members. Plus more in this week's column.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California is expected to be nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit later this month. Plus more in this week's column.