Obscenity Trial Underway: Participants in a rare federal obscenity trial in D.C. got their first peek at the films at issue, according to our report from last night. Minors were barred from the courtroom, and jurors listened on headsets.
Lew Back at OMB: President Obama joked that he had to trade some number one draft picks to get him away from the State Department, where he was a deputy secretary, but he succeeded in getting lawyer Jacob Lew to come back to the Office of Management and Budget to replace Peter Orszag. The New York Times has the story.
F****ing Expletives: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Tuesday struck down as vague the FCC's policy on broadcast profanity, not just the enforcement of a policy against "fleeting expletives," as this story from the New York Law Journal indicates. Winning lawyer Carter Phillips of Sidley Austin said the ruling puts the FCC back to "square one."
Guantanamo Developments: Disputes over Guantanamo detainees still produce new rulings almost daily, and Scotusblog has the latest on the cases of Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed and Mohammed Al-Adahi.