War and Congress: President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Senate and House committees to make the case for military strikes against Syria, while Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will do the same in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, The Washington Post reports.
Breaking Bands: A court order by an Albuquerque judge is in the middle of New Mexico's struggle with same-sex marriage, when he ruled that denying marriage to gay couples was a violation of the equal-protection clause in the state’s Constitution, The New York Times reports.
Fighting Brass: Susan Burke has become the leading attorney-advocate against military sexual assault, filing lawsuits against top Defense Department officials on behalf of dozens of servicewomen and men who were assaulted, The Washington Post says in a profile.
Sequestration Blues: Details of Washington state's share of sequestration budget cuts gets aired in The Seattle Times, in this letter to the editor from Jennifer Wellman, an attorney with the Federal Public Defender in Seattle and Todd True, chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Advisory Board.
Un-death Sentence: Washington lawyer Jonathan Dailey is handling the case of a man who was falsely diagnosed with HIV and continued treatment for years thinking he would die soon, until the mistake was discovered, The Inquisitr reports.