Saved By The Felker?: The U.S. Supreme Court must grant relief in the pending case of Warren Lee Hill, Jr., a Georgia inmate whose execution is currently scheduled for next Monday evening, Stephen Vladeck and James Liebman write in The National Law Journal.
Lamberth Laughs: U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1995 to 2002, addresses notions that the court is a rubber stamp on National Security Agency surveillance programs. "You've had judges like me, and the public perception of me is certainly not that I'm a rubber stamp for the government," Lamberth said in an interview, laughing, the Associated Press reports.
Nope, Still Secret: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the defendant in a deadly mass shooting case cannot access evidence obtained through the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, The Associated Press reports.