Defending: Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. says he's confident prosecutors didn't botch any guidelines in the collection of phone records from The Associated Press, telling reporters that the investigation of a leak required "very aggressive" action. The National Law Journal has this report on the flap over the subpoenas. Holder told NPR that he's unsure how many media subpoenas he has authorized. POLITICO reports here on Holder's reemergence in the national spotlight.
Back again: "In the aftermath of a national tragedy, Kenneth R. Feinberg has become the essential man," The New York Times reports today. Feinberg has been a central figure in dividing up victim compensation funds following major catastrophes.
Pause button: A candidate for Brooklyn district attorney wants CBS to delay airing a reality series about the office's work under the leadership of Charles Hynes. The challenger, Abraham George, says the program would run afoul of election finance laws. "We are surprised that this candidate would not know about the First Amendment," a CBS spokesman said. "This is obviously a publicity push by a politician."
The limit: The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending states cut drunk-driving thresholds from .08 to .05. "The proposal, among others by the board, faces a long road before, if ever, becoming the law of the land. It took more than 20 years for all the states to act after the NTSB recommended reducing the drunk driving threshold in 1982," according to a report in The Baltimore Sun.
Suing: From today's New York Law Journal: "A Muslim group is accusing a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in New York and other states."
Sealed: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is representing "Company Doe" in a fight in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to keep information sealed in a dispute over whether the public should be able to see a consumer product safety report. The company, under a pseudonym, successfully blocked the disclosure of the report. Consumer advocates want the appeals court to overturn a trial judge's ruling.
Back to school: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is scheduled to speak at his high school alma mater May 24.