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Suicides Lead to New Policy at D.C. Jail The D.C. Department of Corrections issued a new inmate suicide prevention plan months after jail officials released false information about lapses in mental health care that may have contributed to the suicide of 32-year-old inmate Alicia Edwards. • Slow Burn: High Court Still Yet to Rule on Use of Race in Public Schools Another week, another anxious wait for the Supreme Court’s much-anticipated rulings on the use of race as a factor in assigning students to public schools. • Tapped In: Senate Revisits Warrantless Wiretapping Program Just a week after ordering former White House aides to testify about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, the Senate Judiciary Committee turned its attention to the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. • Playing Defense: Wiley Rein Responds to Allegations Following Sanction Wiley Rein spent last week responding to allegations that one of its top rainmakers may have helped conceal evidence in an insurance case born out of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. • Busting Banks: Contempt Conviction Upheld for Former D.C. Administrative Law Judge The D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a 2004 contempt of court conviction by then-Superior Court Judge Noel Anketell Kramer, who sentenced Simon Banks to six months in jail and a $4,000 fine for portraying himself as a lawyer. • Turning Japanese: Bingham McCutchen Announces Second Japanese Merger in Six Months Make it one more for merger-happy Bingham McCutchen. The 1,000-lawyer, Boston-based firm announced last week it is combining with 22-lawyer New Tokyo International Law Office, its second Japanese merger in six months.

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