Tax Man: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released his federal tax returns this morning. The Washington Post reports that the former Massachusetts governor earned $42.6 million in income in 2010 and 2011, mostly stemming from investments, and paid about $6.2 million in federal taxes.
GPS Tracking: In case you missed it, The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle reports on yesterday's ruling from the Supreme Court finding that the warrantless installation and use of a GPS device by police to track a suspect's vehicle violated privacy rights protected by the Fourth Amendment. The decision affirmed a ruling from the D.C. Circuit.
Oil Import Ban: The European Union approved a ban on importing oil from Iran, part of effort to pressure the Iranian government into making concessions on its nuclear program, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Judge on Trial: A Spanish judge is on trial for investigating alleged war crimes in that country during the early- to mid-20th century. The BBC reports that the judge is accused of violating a 1977 amnesty agreement that prohibits such investigations into the past.
Plea Deal: The last of eight Marines to stand trial for killing 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005 entered a guilty plea yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty to negligent dereliction of duty and will serve no more than three months in jail.
Contenders: The nominees for this year's Academy Awards were announced this morning. The Los Angeles Times reports that this is the first time in nearly eight decades that a black-and-white silent film, "The Artist," is considered a favorite to take home the "Best Picture" award.