Probing: The Wall Street Journal reports FBI agents have visited the damaged U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, for the first time since Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed there several weeks ago. Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said he was satisfied with the steps the government have taken so far to investigate what he called "dastardly acts." The Washington Post has this story today: "In Libya, contingency plan seemed to go awry during attack on U.S. outpost."
Come here: The United States continues its legal fight to win the extradition of five detainees to face terrorism charges in courts here, The New York Times reports. British judges are set to rule today in the dispute. Authorities in Britain could "move instantly" to send the men to the United States if their appeal is rejected.
Notes of disapproval: From The New York Law Journal, a piece about wine and the law: "The statute of limitations bars billionaire wine aficionado William Koch from collecting damages from Christie's auction house for allegedly touting bottles of wine as coming from the cellars of Thomas Jefferson, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled yesterday."
Cheering controversy: A hand-painted, religious-themed banner that high school cheerleaders in Texas crafted is at the center of a dispute about religious expression at public school events, The New York Times reports. The scene at the courthouse yesterday: "Lawyers from both sides haggled over the Texas Constitution and the cheerleaders’ own constitution, a police officer with an assault rifle and binoculars was stationed on the roof, reporters filled the jury box, and one witness — Kieara Moffett, an 11th grade cheerleader — teared up on the stand during cross-examination."
Dropping: The National Law Journal reports: "The number of federal drug prosecutions this year is on track to drop by more than 14 percent, according to a Syracuse University research center."
Old-timers remember: As the Washington Nationals baseball team heads into the playoffs, The Washington Post tracked down residents who recall the last time a team here made it to the World Series (in 1924.) “Game One, 1924,” 99-year-old Bertram Abramson says. “Walter Johnson pitched for the Senators. It was a good game, very well-played.”