It's Lin-sanity, Bud: Washington D.C. law firm Arent Fox is sending cease-and-desist letters on behalf of new NBA sensation Jeremy Lin, who had a strain of marijuana named after him. As USA TODAY writes: "The lawyers for Jeremy Lin have a message for those dealing 'Linsanity' medical marijuana: you are one toke over the line."
Supremely Heard: All of The National Law Journal's ongoing coverage of this week's healthcare hearings on the Affordable Care Act can be found here. The NLJ's Chief Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle created a video that analyzes the case and the justices' reactions to arguments just after leaving the high court Monday afternoon. Hearings getting to the heart of the issue start today.
Lott Testifies: Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott testified Monday that former Oxford lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs was not a "gatekeeper" when it came to nominees to the federal bench from Mississippi, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis reports. Scruggs is trying to overturn his seven-year prison sentence on attempted bribery charges.
Standing His Ground: The state legislator who was the main sponsor of Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" Law explains why he wrote the statute to NPR. On the Trayvon Martin fatal shooting case, Florida State Representative Dennis Baxley says: "If anything, this law would have protected the victim in this case; it could have."
Toothless Defense: A DUI defendant in Kansas argued that his dentures may have trapped alcohol in his mouth, causing him to blow a too-high reading on a police breath tester, the Kansas City Star reports. An appeals court disagrees that police should have let him remove them before testing him on the Intoxilyzer 8000.