Too Much Intelligence: With the military working to place more and more spy drones over Afghanistan, the remote-controlled planes are providing so much intelligence that analysts are having trouble keeping up with the all of the information, The New York Times reports. Last year, the drones produced about 24 years worth of video if watched continuously.
Balloon Bust: The New York Times also reports that father of the so-called balloon boy is to turn himself in to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence today. Richard Heene orchestrated the hoax in October which gripped the nation's media attention when it appeared his son was trapped in a balloon speeding across the Colorado countryside.
Gay Marriage Case Begins: A closely watched case almost certain to end up before the Supreme Court involving gay marriage in California begins today, and The New Yorker has an in-depth look at what it could mean for gay individuals in California. The case, which challenges the constitutionality of a California referendum that overturned a state Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry, is being led by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Theodore Olson and Boies, Schiller & Flexner's David Boise.
Camera Issue Hurriedly Raised Before Supreme Court: The NLJ's Tony Mauro reported yesterday that Charles Cooper of D.C.'s Cooper and Kirk filed an application with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles emergency matters from the 9th Circuit, seeking to block a plan by the judge in the Boise-Olson case to tape the Prop 8 trial and allow it to be broadcast on YouTube on a delayed basis. The question of whether to allow cameras into federal courtrooms is a long-running one that has met with resistance by Supreme Court justices in the past.
Rick Perry for President? Texas Monthly examines the road ahead for Texas Governor Rick Perry. Could we see another Republican governor from the Lone Star State in the White House? Check it out here.
Chadbourne & Parke's Good News: A New York state judge on Friday threw out a $500 million lawsuit by an Austrian bank against Chadbourne & Parke stemming from advice its Moscow office gave the bank about the structure of an investment vehicle whose legality later came under scrutiny, The New York Law Journal's Nate Raymond reports.