The next time you go to Ruth Chris, Morton’s, Prime 112 or any steakhouse, meat-eating joint, you might know a little more about that piece of steak you are about to scarf down.

Ruling that meat producers must disclose where animals are born, raised and slaughtered, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc last week, laid out a new standard for ­commercial speech, one that gives the government more leeway to force ­companies to disclose information about their products.

First Amendment experts said the ruling breaks new ground. “The majority opinion rewrites commercial-speech doctrine to permit disclosure requirements even where there is no risk of consumer confusion or deception,” said Robert Corn Revere, a First Amendment partner at Davis Wright Tremaine.


District Judge Stephen Tittle has resigned from the bench, one day after reportedly appearing before a grand jury. But Tittle’s lawyer said that Tittle is not the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, and he does not expect him to be.

Tittle was in the news earlier this year, when the State Commission on Judicial Conduct in Texas publicly reprimanded him after finding that he had threatened “to use duct tape” on a prosecutor to stop her from discussing a motion in front of a jury and had “engaged in bullying treatment” of the director of a county agency.

Click here to read more on the former judge’s antics.


Feminists rejoice! NBA Champ San Antonio Spurs made history again. On Tuesday, the team announced it hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. She’s now the first female assistant coach in NBA history.

Hammon is 37 and is playing in her final season for the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars. She will retire at the end of the season. Unlike their NBA counterparts, the Stars are near the bottom of the Western conference with a 12-22 record.

Read the USA Today for more on Becky Hammon.