Catch up quickly on recent U.S. legal news.
What are the next steps, now that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Statute has been repealed? And, let’s not forget the DREAM Act, why did it fail? What is the new plan?
- Legal Questions Linger After ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal by Ari Shapiro – NPR (Read or Listen)
- Obama Signs Away ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – New York Times
- Colleges Rethink R.O.T.C. After ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal – New York Times
- Self-care for activists post-DADT and the DREAM Act (Essay) – Oakland Local (Blog)
- After Dream Act Setback, Eyeing a Sleeping Giant By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. – New York Times
- Senate Blocks Bill for Young Illegal Immigrants By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN – New York Times
- Immigration overhaul effort seems dead By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau – L.A. Times
- Op-Ed: Keeping a crucial DREAM alive – L.A. Times
- New, more Republican Congress will shift immigration debate to more enforcement by SUZANNE GAMBOA – L.A. Times
If you are wondering how Justice Kagan is settling into her new job, our sources say, she is content.
- The Robe Seems To Suit New Justice Kagan by Nina Totenberg – NPR (Read, or Listen)
New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has filed fraud charges against accounting firm Ernst & Young, for helping the now bankrupt financial services firm, Lehman Brothers to conceal its financial status from investors.
- Ernst & Young Sued In Lehman Brothers Investigation by Jim Zarroli – NPR (Read or Listen)
- DealBook: Cuomo Brings Suit Against Ernst & Young – New York times (Youtube Video)
- Ernst & Young — Cuomo Initiates Settlement Talks With Filing – Forbes Blog
- Ernst & Young: Highlights from the Lehman Investigation – Wall Street Journal Blog