Tour de France winner loses: U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in Austin, Texas, on Monday, which allows the agency's drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner to move ahead, the Associated Press reported.
Aurora Shooting Lawsuits: Some victims in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting at a theater last month have hired Attorney Jose Baez, best known for securing a not-guilty verdict for Casey Anthony in a high-profile Florida murder case, Denver's KDVR FOX13 reports.
Plea For Action: A California man remains in prison two years after a federal judge reversed his sentence, and his family and supporters are now pushing the state Attorney General's Office to drop its appeal to keep him from "rotting in prison," the Los Angeles Times reports.
Political Convention History: A Baltimore attorney has written a book about the first national political conventions and the city's integral role, the Capital Gazette reports. Stan Haynes recently published “The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872."
Working for God: The Vatican won a major legal battle Monday in Oregon, where federal District Court Judge Michael Mosman ruled that priests were not employees of the Holy See, the Associated Press reports. The plaintiff in a priest molestation case tried to show that the Vatican is therefore liable for the priests' actions.