For a bit of news that has nothing to do with Pearson, Iqbal, or (at least directly) the law--
I'm in Washington, DC this weekend at the annual "Legislative Weekend", part of the YMCA DC Youth & Government Program. The program brings together high schoolers from across the District to discuss and debate issues that are important to them, to play the role of Youth Mayor, Council Members, etc., and "pass" bills into law. Some of the bills introduced during the high schoolers' program have gone on to become law in Washington, DC. The youth leaders from the program contribute to community and civic life as well; most recently, students from the program testified before the DC City Council.
I helped start this program eight years ago and it's grown well beyond its humble origins. I'm proud to be part of such an impressive program and encourage you to read more about it and support it if you are so inclined.