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Senator Recuses: A report in the American Lawyer leads Sen. Chuck Schumer to recuse himself from congressional consideration of Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable, because his brother, Robert, was a lead attorney on the deal, Capital New York reports.

Trail Halted: The alleged architect of al-Qaida's 2000 USS Cole bombing may want to fire his lawyer, so the judge on Monday halted the first military commission session of the year at the Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, McClatchy reports.

Laterals Chilled: A new ruling that raises the risk of "unfinished business" claims against law firms that hired partners from struggling law firms may make it harder for lawyers to switch jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Associate Testifies: A former Bernie Madoff business partner notified the government and Judge Laura Taylor Swain in legal papers Sunday that he’ll be taking the witness stand in federal court in New York, The New York Post reports.

Benefits Ban: Attorneys for Gov. Rick Snyder have asked U.S. District Judge David Lawson to continue Michigan's ban on domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples who work for state and local governments, Michigan Live reports.

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