Monday status conference: ABA live blogging edition

President Obama is set to sign the stimulus package into law tomorrow, and Washington types are lining up already ready to take credit if it succeeds and pass blame if it fails. The Supreme Court is still on break, but Court watchers are buoyed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s good prognosis.

keyboardcloseBut best of all, Lawyers USA‘s own Justin Rebello will live-blog the ABA House of Delegates Meeting this morning starting at 8 a.m. Follow along at this link throughout the day for updates  on the debates and proposals that could affect lawyers this year 2009.

Meanwhile,

No car czar: the Obama administration has decided against naming a White House official devoted to overseeing the restructuring of U.S. car companies. (WaPo).

A shift in drug arrest policy? The anticipated selection of Gil Kerlikowske as drug czar has given hope to those who want national drug policy to shift from away from an emphasis on arrests and prosecution. (NYT)

Smile, you’re on lawsuit camera: Thinking of using “victim videos” designed to showcase exactly what your plaintiff client experienced following an accident or injury?  Read this first. (Lawyers USA)

Some representation with that taxation? The Senate has set a preliminary vote for Feb. 24 on legislation to grant the District of Columbia full voting representation in the House of Representatives. (AP)

Contempt ruling in Stevens case: Four U.S. Justice Department attorneys were held in contempt on Friday for failing to turn over documents to the legal team representing convicted former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. (Reuters)

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