Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 08.14.09

Michael Vick middle finger Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpg* Dissents on the rise in capital cases. [New York Times via How Appealing]
* Controversy erupts over renaming a Dallas school for President Obama; renaming another Dallas school for Justice Sotomayor generates little debate. [CBS 11 via Drudge]
* Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who attempted to assassinate President Ford 34 years ago, has been released from federal prison. [ABC News]
* So has Quarterback Michael Vick — who just signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. [ESPN]
* Elsewhere in celebrity justice, check out the search warrant used to raid the Vegas pharmacy this week in the Michael Jackson case. [Popsquire]
* Irony on the waterfront: commission charged with investigating mob-driven corruption rife with, you guessed it, corruption. [New York Times via City Room]
* Federal Aviation Administration suspends two air traffic employees involved in plane and helicopter crash. [AP via NJ.com]
* Speaking of labor issues and air traffic controllers, they’ve reached a contract with the Obama administration. [AP]

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