In plain sight: The Wall Street Journal today examines the role the CIA played in the collection of intelligence and provision of security in Benghazi. "The U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation, according to officials briefed on the intelligence. Of the more than 30 American officials evacuated from Benghazi following the deadly assault, only seven worked for the State Department," the WSJ report said. From The New York Times today: "C.I.A. Played Major Role Fighting Militants in Libya."
Going back: The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether a ruling addressing lawyers and their warning to clients about deportation should apply retroactively to thousands of people, The New York Times reports. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. predicted in 2010 that the court's ruling then "would lead to much confusion and needless litigation."
Mobilizing: "Days after Superstorm Sandy rumbled through the metropolitan area, leaving chaos in its wake, bar groups have begun mobilizing pro bono assistance for those affected by the disaster." The New York Law Journal has the story here.
Trafficking: From The Washington Post, a piece on the methamphetamine trade in Iran: "Even as Western sanctions ravage their economy, some Iranians are reaping a cash harvest from an unexpected source: a booming illicit drug industry that law enforcement officials say is producing record quantities of a powerful synthetic drug."
Immunity now: California State Bar officials have granted criminal immunity for a witness in the legal ethics case against a prosecutor, The Recorder reports. The deal allows bar officials to take testimony on an alleged improper conversation the prosecutor had with a defendant who was represented by counsel at the time.
Bracing: Lawyers for both presidential campaigns are gearing up for battle. From The New York Times today: "Thousands of lawyers from both presidential campaigns will enter polling places next Tuesday with one central goal: tracking their opponents and, if need be, initiating legal action. It will be a kind of Spy vs. Spy."
Concession: Los Angeles police officials said they made a mistake in not initially telling the public that a man shot by police was in handcuffs at the time of the gunfire, the Los Angeles Times reports. "We should have included it," the Los Angeles Police Department chief said. "We got it wrong."