Dan Duncan

Orly Taitz, Queen of the Birthers

* California businesswomen fared well in last night’s primaries. [Washington Post]

* But former lawyer of the Day Orly Taitz, aka “The Birther Queen,” lost in the Republican primary for California secretary of state. [Washington Wire]

* Meanwhile, a vote over in the Swiss parliament could derail the delicate deal reached between UBS and the Justice Department in part of an ongoing tax evasion investigation. [New York Times via WSJ Law Blog]

* Speaking of escaping taxation, Texas billionaire Dan Duncan may be able to pass his fortune to his heirs tax-free, thanks to the one-year lapse in the estate tax law — unless the tax can be reinstated and applied retroactively. [New York Times]

* Could we be witnessing the end of libel law? [New York Observer]

* Musical chairs: Ronald Cami leaves Cravath to become the general counsel for a private equity firm. [Am Law Daily]