Deadly Shooting: At least 12 people were killed, and dozens more injured, in a shooting at a movie theater in Colorado, the authorities say. A 24-year-old suspect named James Holmes is in custody. The authorities say the shooter, who entered the theater wearing a gas mask, opened fire during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie "The Dark Night Rises." President Obama called the shooting "horrific and tragic." Click here for amateur video of the scene after the gunfire.
Voter ID Suits: The New York Times today examines legal challenges to voter ID laws around the country. Supporters of the laws contend the measures will help combat voter fraud. Liberal groups call the laws an attempt to suppress votes among minorities and the poor. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. recently likened the Texas voter ID law to "poll taxes," a comment that drew fire from conservatives.
Suing: An FDA scientist who complained about the agency spying on him had earlier sued two hospitals where he'd worked and sued a dozen medical-device companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. "The furor is likely to focus attention on the credibility of Dr. Smith, who led the complaints of the five scientists," according to the report. Smith's attorney said the FDA is trying to portray his client as a "serial whistleblower in a "classic smear campaign."
Riding: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit says Walt Disney Co. should have allowed a disabled woman to use a Segway scooter to navigate Disneyland, The National Law Journal reports. The appeals court erased a trial judge's ruling that favored Disney. "Segways at Disneyland? Could happen," Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in the ruling.
On Hold: The AmLaw Daily reports: "Citing widely held concerns voiced by former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, the bankrupt law firm's chief restructuring officer said in an e-mail sent to partners Thursday that the deadline for agreeing to a proposed $103.6 million settlement has been bumped back two weeks and that revisions to the original plan will be announced next week."
Refuting: The New York Law Journal has an update on the civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who's alleged to have sexually assaulted a Manhattan hotel employee in May 2011.