Professional Diversity: President Barack Obama has made history when it comes to bringing racial and gender diversity to the federal bench, but a senator and liberal interest groups want him to nominate fewer corporate lawyers from large, well-known firms, The National Law Journal reports.
Bar Raising?: The panel overhauling the American Bar Association’s law school accreditation standards is near a decision about whether to tighten the rules governing rates of bar-examination passage by graduates, The National Law Journal reports.
Wrongdoing Alleged: The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability alleged 19 counts of wrongdoing against Mary Oates Walker, the chief judge and top official of the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, and 10 counts against Kiyo Oden Tyson, the agency’s general counsel, The Washington Post reports.
Impartial Advice?: A Democratic state senator in Utah called for the immediate resignation of Gene Schaerr, the former Winston & Strawn partner who quit to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Snowbird AG?: Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s political opponent wants answers after Kilmartin was interviewed by a Sarasota, Fla., television station and identified as a resident of Sarasota, where he owns property, WLNE-TV reports.