- Happy Martin Luther King Day. Courts and banks and such are closed. [Post-Gazette] Also, in more troubling news, Crazy Mocha in my building is closed.
- The Trib profiles Judge Wettick, the man at the center of the property reassessment brouhaha and other high-profile decisions. A Yale graduate, he left K&L Gates to work for a nonprofit and advocate for the poor. He sounds like a nice guy and he does his own legal research, even. [Trib]
- Grant Wilson, the Pittsburgh BNY Mellon whistle blower, told federal authorities that the New York office of the bank was setting higher profit expectations for Pittsburgh currency traders than for their New York counterparts, and that the Pittsburghers accused of currency fraud were afraid they were going to lose their jobs. [Trib]
- Jurisprudence is a family business for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Donna Jo McDaniel, who promoted her daughter Lindsay Hildebrand to the court’s director of jury operations. Previously, Hildebrand was McDaniel’s executive assistant. [Trib]
- Paterno: “I didn’t know which way to go” with Sandusky allegations. This was his first interview since the whole thing went down. [Post-Gazette]
- Post-Gazette’s Gabrielle Banks weighs in on the most compelling court cases of 2011. [Post-Gazette]
- Is Rick Santorum throwing his sweater vest into the ring (sorry) to be Mitt Romney’s vice president? Cliff Tuttle thinks so. [Pittsburgh Legal Backtalk]