The U.S. Department of Justice faces new pressure to make lawyer-misconduct investigations more transparent and less subject to potential conflicts of interest.
A federal securities rule that requires companies to publicly declare whether certain minerals used in products are "conflict free" violates the First Amendment, a divided federal appeals court in Washington ruled on April 14. Plus more in this week's column.
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" could be the motto of the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to net neutrality. Plus more D.C. newsbriefs in this week's column.