"Saved by the Swiss":
At the "Opinionator" blog of The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse has a post
that begins, "Did President Obama have to promise to outfit the Swiss Navy to induce Switzerland to take two of the last Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay off our hands?"
"Reid nixes filibuster reform effort":
Paul Kane of The Washington Post has this blog post
"Panel punts on DOJ nominee":
Politico.com has this report
on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen.
"Democrats Try to Rebuild Campaign-Spending Barriers":
Friday's edition of The New York Times will contain this article
James Oliphant of The Los Angeles Times has a news update headlined "Congress pushes back against Supreme Court ruling on corporate spending; Legislators are proposing a bill to reinstate some limits on election contributions in advance of this year's congressional primaries and general elections."
In Friday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Brody Mullins will have an article headlined "New Rules Proposed On Campaign Donors."
The Washington Post has a news update headlined "Democrats suggest ways to curb companies' campaign spending."
The Associated Press reports that "Top Democrats push back on campaign finance ruling."
And Politico.com reports that "Dems try to blunt SCOTUS decision."
"Obama will help select location of Khalid Sheik Mohammed terrorism trial": This article
will appear Friday in The Washington Post.
"Obscenity online: Do we need a national standard?"
David L. Hudson Jr. has this essay
online today at the First Amendment Center.
"Strip club prevails in court":
Today's edition of The Omaha World-Herald contains an article
that begins, "Live! Nude! Girls! can dance another day in Iowa, after a state Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday seen as a victory for strip clubs."
The Muscatine Journal reports today that "Iowa court dismisses appeal over nude dancing."
And The Des Moines Register contains an article headlined "Appeals court: Nude dancing still considered art."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Iowa Court of Appeals at this link.
"Man convicted of statutory rape may get new trial after DNA report": This article
appears today in The Kansas City Star.
And The Jefferson City News Tribune reports today that "New hearing ordered in statutory rape case; DNA test calls into question testimony of key witness."
You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Missouri at this link.
"Canada government seeks to avoid tobacco liability":
Reuters has a report
that begins, "The Canadian government asked the Supreme Court this week to overturn British Columbia court rulings that could force it to share financial responsibility for damages caused by tobacco use."
"11th Circuit Appears Split Over Deference in Sentencing; En banc panel hears appeal of case in which man was sentenced to 17 years after pleading guilty to recording his sexual abuse of children":
law.com has this report