Whale Wars: U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood cited case law saying judges should give “great deference” to the military regarding its training and ruled the Navy can build a $100 million offshore training range for submarine warfare, The Florida Times-Union reported. She concluded risks to whales would be minimal off the coast of southern Georgia and northern Florida, where the whales migrate each winter to give birth.
Banana Suit Falls Flat: U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan ruled that rock band The Velvet Underground could not sue the Andy Warhol Foundation over the iconic banana image used on its best-known album, Reuters reported. The band sued in January over plans to license the banana image for cases, sleeves and bags for iPhones and iPads.
Don't Keep The Change: U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis upheld a 2011 jury decision that a Philadelphia family cannot keep "double eagle" $20 gold coins produced in 1933 worth at least $7 million, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Lawyer to Prison: Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt sentenced a former Las Vegas lawyer to 105 months in prison and ordered nearly $1 million in restitution for convictions of stealing personal injury settlements from clients and fleeing to Israel to avoid prosecution, KLAS-TV reported.
High Places: A woman charged with pointing a gun at Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in a church parking lot over the weekend likely did not know he was a member of Congress and the House Judiciary Committee, the Associated Press reports.