Stopping the Fight: The U.S. Justice Department has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse a federal judge who ruled that the military's ban on open homosexuals was unconstitutional, The National Law Journal reports.
Preempt or Pre-empt?: The National Law Journal's Tony Mauro examines a divide on the U.S. Supreme Court over the spelling of preemption. Or, is it pre-emption?
Edwards is Back: A recent increase in testimony in the ongoing grand jury investigation of former U.S. senator John Edwards has fueled speculation an indictment is imminent, The New York Times reports. A lawyer for Edwards, Wade Smith of North Carolina's Tharrington Smith, has publicly denied any wrongdoing by his client.
Dead Man Talking: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled a dying man's identification of his attacker may be repeated by police officers in court, marking a retreat from the high court's embrace of the Sixth Amendment. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a blistering dissent, saying the majority's version of the case is “so transparently false that professing to believe it demeans this institution.”
Takes Two to Be Redundant: The Government Accountability Office today is expected to release a report revealing how government redundancies cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
Turkey Hits Out: Turkey's prime minister is warning the United States and United Kingdom against calls for military intervention in the Libya crisis, saying such a move would be an "absurdity," The Financial Times reports. “As Turkey, we are against this – it should not even be discussed,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.