Big Win: Mitt Romney won the GOP primary in Illinois, walloping rival Rick Santorum by 12 points, The Washington Post reports.
Court of Public Opinion: A day before the public learned the name of the soldier accused of methodically slaughtering 16 civilians in Afghanistan, his lawyer called a news conference and sketched a different portrait of Robert Bales: that of a loving father and devoted husband who had been traumatized by a comrade's injury and sent into combat one too many times. The move was classic John Henry Browne, the Associated Press reports.
Suits Tossed: Across the country, dozens of lawsuits against generic pharmaceutical companies are being dismissed because of a Supreme Court decision last year that said the companies did not have control over what their labels said and therefore could not be sued for failing to alert patients about the risks of taking their drugs, The New York Times reports.
Supreme Court Insider: In the latest Supreme Court Insider, Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle analyzed Tuesday’s key oral arguments and decisions in issues ranging from juvenile sentencing to patents and family medical leave. We also reported on a special day at the Court for Sidley Austin’s Carter Phillips. Click here for a look at the newsletter and more information on subscribing.
Florida Killing: Outrage over the killing of an unarmed Florida teen rippled nationwide as supporters planned more protests Wednesday and a petition demanding the shooter's arrest amassed nearly 1 million signatures, CNN reports.
Put It In Writing: U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner agreed to answer questions in writing in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., which claims the bank contributed to Lehman’s collapse in 2008, Bloomberg reports.