USDA Discrimination Suit: The National Law Journal reports that the U.S. Justice Department is nearing a comprehensive settlement with a class of Native American farmers who filed a discrimination suit against the federal government in 1999.
Fort Hood Hearing: The New York Times reports that witnesses gave chilling testimony on Wednesday in a pretrial hearing for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is charged in a 2009 massacre at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army base.
Not Covered in His Policy: A federal judge in Houston has ruled that R. Allen Stanford can’t tap into $100 million worth of insurance coverage to pay lawyers to defend him against charges that he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, Bloomberg reports.
Election-Year Sentencing: The death penalty has become an issue in Connecticut's fall elections because of the high-profile case of a man who killed a mother and her two daughters during a burglary, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Living With Bird Shot: The Washington Post catches up with Harry Whittington, the Texas lawyer whom Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot during a hunting trip.