By the Book: The F.B.I.'s release of its "Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide" in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit has alarmed privacy advocates who say the bureau has been given too much power since the attacks of Sept. 11 to hunt for would-be terrorists inside the United States, The New York Times reports.
Should the Fed Be Reserved? The latest financial-regulation legislation working its way through Congress would broaden the Federal Reserve's oversight powers, including the authority to force large firms to shrink if their size threatens the broader economy. The Wall Street Journal reports that the expansion of the Fed's role is sure to become a flash point in the debate over the overhaul of financial regulations.
Sentenced to Life: The Washington Post explores two cases before the Supreme Court this term that call into question the constitutionality of handing down life sentences to juveniles for crimes that did not involve death. Among the wide range of issues the justices may consider are whether the appropriate age for life sentences should be raised or whether to differentiate the non-homicides in both cases with crimes in which someone is killed.
Out to Lunch: A South Carolina deputy assistant attorney general has been fired after an officer found him parked in his SUV in a secluded cemetery with an 18-year-old stripper and sex toys, The Associated Press reports. Roland Corning, who told the officer he was on his lunch break, and the unnamed stripper were let go without charges. But after receiving word of the stop, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster let Corning go. Such a trip to the cemetery "would not be appropriate, at any time, for an assistant attorney general," McMaster said.