Friday morning docket: the ‘Bigfoot’ edition

While the world waits with bated breath to see whether Bigfoot is real, here’s a look at the legal news in Washington:

U.S. v. Stevens: The Justice Department is unveiling details about its case against Sen. Ted Stevens, who goes to trial next month charged with failing to disclose gifts and contributions in his campaign finance records. (AP)

Boost for AAJ: Language that would have prohibited state law claims of unsafe child safety seats that have been tested by a federal government-approved method has been removed from a final rule promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – and the AAJ is very happy about that. (Lawyers USA)

Spies like who?!: What did Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, TV cooking guru Julia Child and presidential advisor Arthur Schlesinger have in common? They were spies! (AP)

Judging the judge: A packing house floor supervisor who is facing criminal immigration charges stemming from the largest immigration enforcement operation at a single workplace has asked the federal judge hearing his case to recuse herself, claiming she is not impartial. (NYT)

Get the lead out: President Bush on Thursday signed consumer-safety legislation that bans lead from children’s toys, imposing the toughest standard in the world. (AP)


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