Executed: Troy Davis was executed last night in a Georgia state prison, despite a last-minute Supreme Court review and his claims of innocence. The Davis case drew international attention. “All I can ask is that you look deeper into this case so you really can finally see the truth,” Davis said in his last words. More coverage here and here.
Rejected: A federal judge in Washington has rejected a challenge to the part of the Voting Rights Act that requires some state and localities to get permission before changing their elections scheme, The National Law Journal reports. U.S. District Judge John Bates' decision was a victory for civil rights advocates. More coverage here.
Dismissed: A San Jose federal trial judge has thrown out class actions that alleged Apple Inc. and others unlawfully allowed advertisers to track user activity on mobile devices, The Recorder reports. The consolidated suits alleged privacy violations.
Return to Sender: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit says Florida deep-sea explorers must return 17 tons of silver coins from a sunken ship to the government of Spain.
Misled: Two U.S. senators are charging the Justice Department with making misleading statements about the legal justification of secret surveillance activity, The New York Times reports.
Shots Fired: Gunman in Northwest Washington tried to rob an armored truck outside a CVS store, The Washington Post reports.