Hurricane Irene: Cities across the East Coast are cleaning up Monday following former hurricane Irene, The Washington Post reports. The storm caused at least two dozen deaths.
Disclosure Issues: A lawyer for a Kansas man accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide says the U.S. Justice Department dropped its case against her client after she and other members of his legal team said they would request sanctions against prosecutors for failing to disclose information, The Associated Press reports. Prosecutors previously had acknowledged that they accidentally withheld information in the case against Lazare Kobagaya.
Judge's Call: A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday ruled that Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction will stand, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The former baseball slugger also will not get a new trial on that count, the judge ruled.
Loughner Ruling: Officials can medicate Jared Loughner against his will in an effort to make him mentally competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday, The Arizona Republic reports. Loughner in May was found mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges stemming from the Tucson shooting in January.
Outside Investors: Jacoby & Meyers took a shot at a New York court rule prohibiting firms from allowing outside investments, the New York Law Journal reports. "The new realities of the global legal marketplace should be recognized and Rule 5.4's absolute bar of non-lawyer investments in law firms should be struck down as unconstitutional," Jacoby & Meyers said in a memorandum filed Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The memorandum was a response to a motion filed this summer by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is asking the court to throw out a suit the firm brought to bring down the rule.