President Obama's proposed 2015 budget would boost criminal justice reforms and authorize the hiring of dozens of civil rights and immigration lawyers, while also increasing support for the federal courts, the nation's civil legal aid providers and enforcement activities at federal regulatory agencies.
"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.
As the new executive committee chairman of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Philip West aims to sharpen the firm's image and build key practice areas — but he's on the fence about whether a merger makes sense. Plus more in this week's column.