Meddling: Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Karl Rove to testify about whether the White House exerted improper influence over the Justice Department. (The Associated Press via Law.com)
Uh Oh: A Florida pension fund has initiated the first subprime mortgage-related class action against the troubled American Insurance Group. (The American Lawyer via Law.com)
LDS: A Texas appeals court said yesterday that state officials lacked the evidence to seize children from the compound of a polygamist sect last month, rejecting arguments that the group's belief system is itself a form of abuse. (The Washington Post)
Doll Parts: Mattel Inc.'s lawsuit against MGA Entertainment Inc., the maker of Bratz, is headed to trial on Tuesday. Mattel claims that Bratz -- those pouty-lipped dolls with the big heads -- are ripoffs of the more august Barbie dolls. MGA denies this, and is accusing Mattel in a separate suit of copying Bratz to compensate for flagging Barbie sales. (The Wall Street Journal)
Endangered: The New York Times' Linda Greenhouse asks in this Supreme Court Memo, "Where have all the 5-to-4 decisions gone?"