Death and Texas: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an eleventh hour plea to stay the execution of Marvin Wilson, a man who was diagnosed with mental retardation. As The Texas Tribune reported, the state justified Wilson's execution through use of the Of Mice and Men character Lennie Small. The move drew the ire of Thomas Steinbeck, son of the late John, who said that his father would have been "deeply angry and ashamed" by the state.
Plea Out: Jared Loughner confessed to the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13 others outside a Tucson grocery store last year. The Wall Street Journal reports that Loughner's plea will likely save him from the death chamber, but would mean a life behind bars.
Poll: A new poll by The New York Times reveals that Mitt Romney is popular among white, working class voters in battleground swing states. On the flip side, President Barack Obama is popular among women voters.
Clash: Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the country's prime minister to appear before the court for allegedly failing to investigate corruption on the part of the president. Bloomberg reports that it's a step toward contempt hearing, which ousted his predecessor.