Disclosing Donors: A U.S. district judge's ruling could pave the way for requiring groups who purchase some advertisements to disclose their donors, the AP reports. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson found the Federal Election Commission inappropriately changed rules about electioneering communications — ads that don't expressly advocate for or against a candidate running for federal office.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dies: Longtime judge Robert R. Beezer, 83, was the author of landmark decisions on judicial authority, digital media sharing and capital punishment, the Los Angeles Times reports. Beezer's death is the sixth in the last year among judges in that circuit.
Courthouse Rat: The vermin left evidence: a destroyed set of window blinds; droppings on a window sill and behind two poster-size crime scene diagrams; a chewed-up folder for a burglary case; a shredded Ricola wrapper; and a half-eaten cough drop, the Omaha World Herald reports, in a rather silly manner.
Video Warning: The New Hampshire attorney general has warned police officers in that state that they cannot arrest people for videotaping police actions, and could be held liable in court if they do, Foster's Daily Democrat reports. The memo advised police officers of an opinion issued last fall by the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
'Weird Al' Sues: Famed musical paradist "Weird Al" Yankovich wants $5 million in damages from his record label, saying Sony Music Entertainment has shortchanged him on royalties with a variety of improper accounting practices, TheWrap.com reports.