Shaping: The New York Times looks at the history of appointments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, concluding that Chief Justice John Roberts has "been quietly reshaping the secret court." Also in the Times today: "Spy Agencies Under Heaviest Scrutiny Since Abuse Scandal of the '70s."
Predicted: "The notion that because the Voting Rights Act had been so tremendously effective we had to stop it didn't make any sense to me," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with the Associated Press. "And one really could have predicted what was going to happen." The Justice Department yesterday filed papers in San Antonio federal district court in an effort to force Texas to submit to preclearance. Coverage of the new legal strategy here in The Wall Street Journal.
Admitted: From today's Washington Post: "The oil services giant Halliburton agreed Thursday to plead guilty to destroying evidence during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010, admitting to one count of criminal conduct and agreeing to pay the $200,000 maximum statutory fine, according to the Justice Department." Read the charging documents here.
Charged: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have initiated a major insider-trading case against SAC Capital. Am Law Litigation Daily has this report. The NYT's Dealbook has this story: "A Relentless Prosecutor's Crowning Case."