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<b>LAW SCHOOL:</b> No longer “the path into the middle class that it once was.”

Law School Enrollment Slump Continues for Fourth Year

By Karen Sloan |

The number of applicants to American Bar Association-accredited law schools declined by about 8 percent this year, dashing hopes for a reversal in a four-year downward trend.

<b>BETSY BENJAMINSON:</b> “I plan to vigorously represent my interests in regard to the subpoena.” Toyota wants her to come to the United States for a deposition.

Toyota Subpoenas Translator Who Posted Its Secrets

By Amanda Bronstad |

Toyota Motor Corp. has subpoenaed a former translator-turned-whistleblower, hoping to discover how she secured access to hundreds of confidential documents that she posted on an online blog, including information relating to computer code it considers its "crown jewels."

Judith Levy, introducing her family during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Rise of Gay Judges Amid Little Controversy

By Todd Ruger, John Council and John Pacenti |

President Obama and Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are seldom aligned, but the two Republicans from Texas were lockstep with the president when he nominated Robert Pitman, who is openly gay, to the federal bench late last month.

Dan Markel.

Slain FSU Law Prof Mourned as Police Investigate

Legal educators were left reeling at the shooting death of Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel.