AM Roundup: Viral Videos Shape Police Debate

Law Blog rounds up the mornings legal news:

Viral videos and police conduct: The explosion of citizen video has fueled a national debate about race and policing and transformed how people weigh claims of police misconduct. [WSJ]

Ignition switch trial gets green light: A judge rejected GMs bid to dismiss the first so-called bellwether case over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, clearing the way for a Jan. 11 trial. [Reuters]

SeaWorld sues over breeding ban: A California commission was overreaching when it banned the breeding of captive killer whales at a $100 million planned exhibit at San Diegos SeaWorld, the park says in a lawsuit. [AP]

Judge blocksPlanned Parenthood defunding: A federal appeals court put an emergency hold on Utahs move to defund the state Planned Parenthood chapter. [AP]

Convictedattorney wins back law license: The Nevada Supreme Court is allowing Las Vegas attorney Noel Gage to practice law again despite his felony conviction in connection with the medical mafia case. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Kelly v. Bratton: The clash over crime statistics between New York Police Commissioner BillBratton and his predecessor, Ray Kelly,which was already startling when it began Tuesday, only deepened Wednesday. [WSJ]

Chicago police getTasers: All police officers responding to calls in Chicago will be equipped with Tasers by late spring in the latest move by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to calm furor over the police shooting of a black teenager. [WSJ]