Rails to Trails: What started out as a well-intentioned plan to turn thousands of miles of unwanted, unused railroad tracks into recreational trails has turned into a major legal liability for taxpayers. Jenna Greene has the story.
High Court's Remodel Goes Awry: You won't find the case of the trapezoidal windows on the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court — not yet. But Tony Mauro reports on a dispute surrounding the Supreme Court that shows how, even at that exalted locale, a construction project can go terribly awry, triggering litigation that never seems to end.
FTC and FOIA: Zoe Tillman reports on a new lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission filed by Washington-area civil legal services groups seeking access to a national database of consumer complaints.
DOJ Gives States a Pass on Pot: The U.S. Department of Justice attempted to clear the air last week about how law enforcement will respond to state-based marijuana legalization efforts, saying the federal government will take a pass as long as states implement strict regulations. Todd Ruger explores the significance of DOJ's decision.