Blockbuster Part III: The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether Arizona's tough anti-immigration law can be enforced or is in fatal conflict with federal immigration law, The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle reports. The case is the latest potential blockbuster to be added to the high court's calendar next year, along with challenges to Texas' redistricting plan and the federal health care law.
Sandusky in Court: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky waived a preliminary hearing this morning in a Pennsylvania county court, according to The Patriot-News, meaning there will be no testimony. Sandusky has been charged with more than 50 counts of child sex abuse.
Prosecutor for the World: The New York Times reports that a lawyer from Gambia, Fatou Bensouda, was named the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court yesterday.
Clean Up: Washington Gas has agreed to clean up a section of the Anacostia River that the company polluted with harmful chemicals for more than a hundred years, The Washington Post reports. As previously reported in Legal Times, local environmental groups sued Washington Gas in August to compel a clean-up.
They're Watching You: The Wall Street Journal explores how city police departments across the United States are increasingly paying to have small drones monitor crime scenes or accidents. The practice, which can be much cheaper than using a helicopter, for instance, is raising concerns about safety and privacy.