Change: On Election Day eve, The Wall Street Journal today reports on the country's "cycle of political volatility." The New York Times joined John Boehner on the campaign trail in Ohio over the weekend.
The 'Crude' Tapes: Corporate Counsel today published several outtakes from the 2009 documentary about the environmental suit Amazon tribespeople brought against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador. Chevron's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher had been fighting to see clips that didn't make it into the documentary. The trial judge recently ruled the outtakes justify a deposition of lead U.S. plaintiffs attorney Steven Donziger.
Campaign Finance: The Washington Post examines the Roberts Court's rulings on campaign finance in the start of a series that looks at the U.S. Supreme Court's real-world impact. A narrow majority of the Court has cut back major parts McCain-Feingold and other campaign-spending restrictions.
Gitmo Sentencing: Omar Khadr, the onetime teenage al-Qaida fighter, was sentenced Sunday to eight more years in prison as part of a plea agreement with the government. Khadr was 15 when he was captured in 2002 in Afghanistan. The plea deal does not give credit to Khadr for the time he has already served.
Class Denied: A federal judge has refused to certify a class action that consumers of McDonald's Big Mac burgers brought against the fast-food giant, The New York Law Journal reports via Law.com. The presiding judge said each plaintiff presents unique facts. The plaintiffs' allege their health problems stem from reliance on McDonald's claims about the nutritional content of the company's burgers and fries.