Downloaded: The Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a former Boston University student whose admission to downloading 30 songs on the unlicensed file-sharing service Kazaa led to a jury’s $675,000 damages award against him, The New York Times reports.
Supplied: Attorneys general of 15 states have asked the Justice Department to appeal a court decision that blocks supplies of a key lethal injection drug, the Tulsa World reports. Pruitt and the other state attorneys general are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to appeal the district court ruling known as the "Beaty decision," which blocks U.S. states from using foreign-manufactured sodium thiopental in executions.
Libeled?: The wife of Bernie Fine, the ex-Syracuse assistant coach who was fired in November after two ballboys alleged he molested them years ago, filed a libel lawsuit against ESPN, USA Today reports. Laurie Fine accuses a reporter and editor of "knowingly and maliciously" reporting uncorroborated information about her knowledge of the alleged abuse in order to attack Bernie Fine and to "boost television ratings in the wake of the Penn State scandal."
Confirmed: The Senate voted 61-34 to confirm Paul Watford to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, making the litigation partner the fourth President Barack Obama appointee to the court, Scott Graham of The Recorder reports.
Fined: A federal judge ordered an Ohio schoo district to pay one of its high school students $20,000 in damages and court costs for preventing him from wearing a “Jesus is not a Homophobe” T-shirt in school, the Dayton Daily News reports.