Observing at least a five-year drop in criminal cases in the District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court officials in May sliced the number of private lawyers approved to serve as court-appointed counsel for low-income defendants by nearly a third.
Hogan Lovell's Neal Katyal has a lineup of U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the coming term that most high court advocates would trade a coveted justice bobblehead for. But none of the five he will argue is likely to capture the nation's attention as much one he recently signed up to handle. Plus more in this week's column.
The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.