Friday morning docket: The big (Ivy) League edition

While Harvard undergrad alums celebrate being alone at the top of the U.S. News & World report rankings for the first time in more than a decade, here’s a look at legal news in and around Washington:

Fit to be tied: Note to attorneys: if you argue before the DC Circuit, wear a tie. (WSJ Blog)

As the firm downturns: This could be the worst economic year for law firms since 2001. (American Lawyer)

In court, off the stump: A federal judge ruled that Sen. Ted Stevens cannot move his corruption trial from Washington to his home state of Alaska, a decision that could hamstring his re-election bid. (AP)

Vitter legal battle: Sen. David Vitter can use campaign funds to pay for some of his legal fees stemming from an escort service scandal, the Federal Election Commission has decided. (AP)

Oh, never mind: The federal government will scrap a program for illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation after only eight people volunteered during a nearly three-week trial. (NYT)


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