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U.S. judge finds lawyers gamed system

Arabic speaker, Ukrainian court, 'Confirmation' round out roundup



Welcome to Monday, the 155th anniversary of Col. Robert E. Lee rejecting an offer to lead the Union Army in the Civil War.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— Federal judge assails lawyers’ forum shopping and gamesmanship.

— It’s not what you said; it’s how you said it.

— Ukranian court sentences Russian servicemen to prison for terrorism and waging war.

— “This isn’t advise and consent; this is slash and burn.”