Scoring a DQ: The 1st Court rejects an attempt to mandamus a judge who disqualified Baker Botts. Senior reporter John Council talks with David Chaumette (pictured), a lawyer for the defendant who sought to DQ the firm, and Baker Botts partner Steve Schortgen, who formerly represented the plaintiff.
Race and rights: The 5th Circuit wades in to the debate over how UT-Austin admitted students in 2008. Reporter Miriam Rozen parses 86 pages of prose.
Paris is (not) burning: What does a 1990 film about drag queens have in common with a Paris, Texas, courthouse? Absolutely nothing. But this installment of This Old Courthouse does look at a Kevlar-protected bench, a judge whose demands for fireproofing proved prescient, the start of the DNA days, and a bequest that helps Texans reach for the stars. BONUS VIDEO: Hear from men in the know about the courthouse.
Approach the bench: Senior reporter John Council talks to Judge Jose Longoria (pictured), whose working life started at age 6.
What's a person? The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on FOIA and corporations.
In practice: Lisa Blue Baron and Robert B. Hirschhorn share four secrets to successful voir dire.
Opinion: Linda Eads argues that lawyers should vote yes on the referendum on the disciplinary rules.
Commentary: Scott Houston highlights issues lawyers should watch in the legislative session.