* On Sunday, The Sun had this very sad account of an alleged domestic violence murder.
* Big firm layoffs, both public and “stealth,” are up since the summer, associates tell Above the Law.
* “DNA evidence has been widely embraced over the last two decades as a powerful forensic tool to prove a defendant’s guilt or innocence,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “But in Lake County, authorities have sometimes pressed for convictions even when the DNA doesn’t match a suspect.” HT: How Appealing.
* From the “thanks, Captain Obvious” file comes this advice for 1Ls navigating a troubled economy. Gee whiz, 1Ls should try to get good grades?
CARYN TAMBER, Legal Affairs Writer