Wow — it was bad out there today. It’s too late to change your work plans for the day, but I saw plenty of cars on the side of the road on my way into work. Does your office allow you to work remotely on bad days? Let’s talk about it on Twitter @LawWeek or @TonyFlesor.
IN LOCAL NEWS
Back to Work
Federal workers are back on the job today. On Friday, the overall consensus was that they were both excited and nervous about the shutdown solution.
Furloughed Workers Say Shutdown Solution is a Band-Aid
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette was meeting with a group of furloughed federal workers when news that the shutdown was temporarily ending bubbled up. Participants in DeGette’s roundtable said they felt the solution was a Band-Aid.
Guilty Plea in Marijuana Case
The owners of the Sweet Leaf marijuana dispensary chain pleaded guilty to drug and racketeering charges on Friday. They will spend one year in prison.
Hickenlooper Visits Iowa Again
What does a former governor do when stumping in Iowa? Well, John Hickenlooper served beer in Des Moines.
Busts Damaged at Capitol
Several busts were destroyed overnight at the Capitol. So far, police don’t know much.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Still Unpacking Paul Weiss
The news about Paul Weiss’ 2019 new partner class shows how high the stakes and the tensions are surrounding diversity in the law.
The Impact of Incorrect Information
Thirteen people were mistakenly told they passed the D.C. bar exam. The bad news that corrected the situation took an emotional and a financial toll on at least a few of the test-takers.
Allergan Before the Supreme Court
Drug company Allergan asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review its patent deal with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, and the deal is likely to be in the spotlight in Congress when lawmakers convene to discuss pharmaceutical prices.
Correcting Imbalances in Criminal Justice
A handful of high-profile celebrities are launching a criminal justice reform organization focused on addressing unfair or disproportionate punishments.
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