Torture Debate: Did brutal interrogations produce the crucial intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden? As intelligence officials disclosed the trail of evidence that led to the compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was hiding, a chorus of Bush administration officials claimed vindication for their policy of "enhanced interrogation techniques" like waterboarding, The New York Times reports.
Conflict of Interest?: Shortly after he retired, the federal judge who struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage acknowledged publicly what had been rumored for months: He is gay and in a long-term relationship with another man. Opponents of same-sex marriage seized on Vaughn Walker’s revelation and filed a motion last week to have his ruling on Proposition 8 vacated the Washington Post reports.
Robo-Firms: Moves by banks to ditch law firms snared in the "robo-signing" mess are spreading delays and confusion to borrowers, while angering judges grappling with thousands of foreclosure cases now trapped in limbo, The Wall Street Journal reports.
New Deal: Chen Show-Mao, after years of advising on deals like Agricultural Bank of China Ltd.’s $22.1 billion initial share sale as the head of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Beijing office, has a new type of offering in the works: His opposition-party candidacy to join Singapore’s parliament, Bloomberg reports.
Second Request: The Justice Department has decided to pursue an in-depth investigation of AT&T's plan to buy of T-Mobile USA, according to a source familiar with the deal, according to Reuters.