War Powers: In a report to Congress, President Obama contends the U.S. intervention in Libya was constitutional. We had the story about the lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 members of Congress challenging the action; George Washington University law prof Jonathan Turley handled the case.
Research Victory: UCLA law prof Richard Sander, who fought for years to obtain data from the California Bar for a controversial study on affirmative action in law school admissions, has finally won in a recent appeals court decision. He talked to our Karen Sloan about his research.
Fast and Loose: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms came under fire Wednesday for losing track of the weapons used in Operation Fast and Furious, which was aimed at tracking gun-smuggling operations that supplied Mexican drug cartels. The Houston Chronicle story is here.
Stanford Victims: As we reported here last night, the SEC announced that investors who lost money because of Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme are entitled to recompense under the Securities Investors Protection Act.
Al Qaeda Boss: An online announcement from Al Qaeda names Egyptain-born Ayman al-Zawahri as the successor to Osama bin Laden. There appear to be several ways to spell his name, but al-Zawahri is how The New York Times is spelling it.