Watch List: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is permitted to include people on the government's terrorist watch list even if they have been acquitted of terrorism-related offenses or the charges are dropped, The New York Times reports.
Competency Hearing: Jared Loughner, charged in the Arizona shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, faces a competency hearing Wednesday, CNN reports. Loughner is scheduled to be at the hearing in Arizona to decide whether he should remain committed in Missouri or if he is competent to stand trial.
Diplomatic Immunity?: Dominique Strauss-Kahn is taking another crack at invoking diplomatic immunity -- this time to fend off a civil suit filed by Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in his suite at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan. But international law experts and criminal-defense lawyers said convincing a judge to buy the immunity argument will be a formidable task, according to Reuters.
Pot Precedent: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens said a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving medical marijuana provides legal support for President Barack Obama’s health-care law, Bloomberg reports.
Passing: Orlando Brown, 40, a mammoth offensive tackle who sued the National Football League in 1999 after he was struck in the eye by an errant flag thrown by an official, was found dead Sept. 23 at his home in Baltimore, The Washington Post reports.