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- The Fifth Circuit upheld a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers that could lead to Katrina victims being reimbursed as much as $20 billion.
- The Washington Supreme Court heard a case Thursday considering whether jurors should be told that eyewitnesses are less reliable when they identify a suspect of another race.
- An Illinois judge struck down that state’s law against recording conversations.
- The recently decided DOMA case holding that a Ninth Circuit employee must receive benefits for her wife raises unusual recusal questions now that it is before the Ninth Circuit itself.
- A trial begins today in a case brought by parents of the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings who believe that the university delayed in warning students about the incident.
- The Obama Administration will explain its legal rationale for why it believes it can target U.S. citizens engaged in hostilities against the United States.