Monitoring You: The Washington Post's latest "Top Secret America" installment today examines domestic counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions among thousands of federal, state and local agencies. The investigation found the FBI is crafting a database with the names and certain personal information of thousands of residents whom a local police officer or another citizen thought was acting suspiciously.
Accounting: The Wall Street Journal today is reporting that New York state prosecutors are preparing to file civil fraud charges against Ernst & Young for its alleged role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Sentencing Disparities: The difference in the average sentences of the most lenient and most severe federal judges in Boston has widened ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory sentencing guidelines, The Boston Globe reports today.
Deposed: A magistrate judge in New York has ordered the chair of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and its senior operating partner to appear for depositions in a discrimination suit brought by a former associate, The New York Law Journal reports.