The WSJ has a front-page online item on an effort within the American Bar Association to change the rule on who can own law firms. Right now, only lawyers can, as a matter of legal ethics, share in law firm equity. But the rule differs in U.K. and even more so Down Under.

People who

The ABA Journal this month includes a piece on the "enormous differences" in how federal judges "interpret the facts" of cases involving claims of bias on grounds of race or gender.

What accounts for the juridical variability?

The race or sex of the judge.

The ABA Journal item links to a couple of studies.