Anonymous Sources: U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt directed the Department of Justice to reopen an investigation into information leaked in a Louisiana prosecution, because the federal government did not question reporters about their sources for news articles, The Times-Picayune reports. Engelhardt orders investigators to do so.
Intentionally Caught: The man who sent a fake anthrax letter to U.S. District Judge Daniel Breen in 2008 was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday, The Commercial Appeal reports. The man signed the letter and used coffee sweetener as a way to get into court to protest his 109-year sentence for blowing up his stepfather in 1984 in Mesquite, Texas.
'Batman' Combined: U.S. District Judge Brooke Jackson has combined seven federal lawsuits against the Cinemark theater chain in the wake of the mass shooting during a July screening of the latest Batman movie, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs claim, among other things, that the theater should have had more security in place.
Scruggs to Bond Out?: Former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs can return home to Mississippi while his attorneys appeal a 2009 bribery conviction if he pays a $2 million bond, the Daily Journal reports. Scruggs has finished a sentence for a scheme to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey.
Making News: U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol recused himself from a defamation lawsuit against ABC news because his daughter-in-law is a part-time employee for the news organization, the Sioux City Journal reports.