life without lawyers.jpg* Dahlia Lithwick reviews the new book, Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans From Too Much Law. She disagrees with Philip Howard’s argument that “Americans are slowly being choked to death by law.” [Slate]

* Change is a-comin’ at the Justice Department. [New York Times]

* The new chairman of the Republican National Committee is Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Michael Steele. He’s also the Republicans’ first black party chairman. [New York Times]

* Memo from the Weil fashion police: black trench coats and mannish pant suits for women are not okay. [ABA Journal]

* Goodbye, billable hours! Hello, flat fees. With a shout-out to ATL. [The Inside Job/U.S. News & World Report]

* The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 to become the winningest Super Bowl team in history with six victories. Our search for a legal tie-in yielded this article with questions about watching in church, betting on the game, and the use of the “Big Game.” [Chicago Tribune]


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