Budget Battle: As states look for new ways to save money, the New York Times reports that courts are increasingly stepping in and finding that a number of these cost-cutting measures may be against the law.
Confession: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admitted yesterday to sending lewd pictures via Twitter, but has maintained that he did not break the law. Still, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called for an ethics investigation, according to the Washington Post.
Mixed Win: A Florida federal court judge denied a request by Chiquita Brands International to throw out a lawsuit alleging human rights abuses against the company, but Corporate Counsel also reports that the judge laid out a high burden of proof for the plaintiffs.
Council Complaint: D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan announced yesterday that his office is pursuing legal action against Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. (D-At Large). The Washington Post reports that Thomas is accused of taking more than $300,000 meant for youth sports programs and using it to buy a luxury car, among other things.
Tuition Ruling: The Los Angeles Times examines how yesterday's Supreme Court ruling permitting the state to continue offering in-state tuition to students who are undocumented immigrants could bolster similar programs across the country.