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- The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a former nurse convicted of aiding suicide for searching out suicidal people on Internet chat rooms and encouraging them to kill themselves. She argues she is protected by the First Amendment.
- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to halt the execution in Texas of Anthony Haynes, convicted in 1998 of killing an off-duty police officer. Haynes, who says he didn’t know the victim was a cop until after he began shooting, argues he wasn’t adequately represented at trial.
- In the trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants, military judge Col. James Pohl suggested the defendants might not enjoy the same Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses against them that is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
- ProPublica sets the history of campaign finance reform to music.