Just Visiting: U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled on Wednesday that the logs of visitors to the White House are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, a victory for the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, Politico reports.
Destroying Files?: Congressional investigators are looking into a report that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission illegally destroyed some of its own investigative files under a policy that existed for 20 years, The New York Times reports.
Expert No More: U.S. District Senior Judge Jed Rakoff has rejected a bid by a former technology consultant to set aside her conviction in the first trial involving the government's wide-ranging probe of "expert-network" firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Foreclosures Stopped: The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Judge John McConnell Jr., who was confirmed this year over strong objections from national business groups, has put most home foreclosure cases in Rhode Island federal court on hold.
Georgetown Death: The Washington Post reports on the death of a 91-year-old Georgetown woman, and on the charging of her widower with murder.