Under the Microscope: The U.S. Supreme Court is examining just how much power Congress has to regulate matters typically left to the states. The dispute involves a microbiologist who got caught up in a domestic dispute with her husband and a friend. Yesterday, in an unrelated case, the Court ruled people injured by vaccines that were allegedly designed improperly cannot sue vaccine manufacturers.
Disbarment Recommended: The National Law Journal reports a Kentucky trial commissioner has recommended disbarment of attorney Stanley Chesley over allegations he took millions of dollars in unauthorized fees in fen-phen litigation.
Suing the FBI: A suit filed this week against the FBI alleges a government informant who infiltrated a California mosque violated the constitutional rights of hundreds of Muslims, The Washington Post reports.
Shooting at Civilians: The New York City Police Department must turn over redacted copies of internal reports prepared after officers intentionally fired at civilians, The New York Law Journal reports. A Manhattan judge said the documents are not categorically exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Law.
Back in the U.S.: A Virginia woman who fled to Turkey after being implicated in a mortgage fraud scheme was arraigned yesterday in Virginia state court.
That's 'Mayor' Emanuel: Rahm Emanuel's the new mayor of Chicago. He takes office in May.