Detaining Challenge: White House attorneys have filed an emergency appeal of a decision from U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, arguing it has jeopardized its ability to continue detaining certain prisoners captured during the war in Afghanistan, The New York Times reported.
Google Lawsuit Delayed: U.S. Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier in Manhattan ruled in favor of Google on Monday, agreeing to delay a copyright lawsuit by the Authors Guild of America over the search engine's plans to scan millions of books from libraries and universities and provide snippets to users, Bloomberg reported. The guild did not file any opposition.
Relative Death: U.S. Circuit Judge Carlos Lucero wrote a dissenting opinion in an Oklahoma death penalty case that calls out prosecutors for not complying with - if not ignoring - precedents that "specifically prohibits eliciting from a relative of the victim an opinion as to whether the death penalty should be imposed," the Associated Press reported.
Conflict Reported: A report from the National Labor Relations Board's inspector general found the NLRB general counsel Lafe Solomon violated federal ethics rules because he helped investigate a case involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Associated Press reported. Solomon held a financial interest in the company, $18,000 worth of stock, when he discussed whether Wal-Mart's social media policy violated the law.
Young Accused Killer: A 13-year-old boy is being charged as an adult and faces life in prison on charges he killed his 2-year-old half-brother, and the complications include whether Fernandez understood his rights during police interrogations and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, CBS News reported.