Nuclear: North Korea announced yesterday that it plans to suspend its nuclear program. The New York Times reports that the announcement could signal an end to the diplomatic impasse between the U.S. and North Korea.
Retirement: The announcement that Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine will retire is the latest sign that the political center is disappearing from Congress, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Fraud: Three New York attorneys were among 36 people arrested yesterday in connection with a scheme to defraud investors of more than $279 million. Our sister publication New York Law Journal reports.
Guilty: A grandfather who forced his three grandsons to take part in a grueling hike through the Grand Canyon has been found guilty of abuse, reports the Associated Press. The grandfather withheld food and water as he choked and kicked the boys to keep moving. He could be sentenced to life in prison.
Supreme Court Insider: Our Supreme Court newsletter on Wednesday featured: an interview with Montana’s attorney general on the case from his state that could get the Court to reconsider Citizens United; a report on Paul Clement’s not-great day arguing before the Court; and a profile of Drinker Biddle’s Lawrence Fox, who got the Court’s attention with a powerful legal ethics brief in Maples v. Thomas. Click here for a look at the newsletter and information on subscribing.