In The Court of Public Opinion

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. He checks in on the group’s progress and other issues on his desk. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on political headlines; Dahlia Lithwick from Slate talks about what role – if any – public opinion should have in evaluating constitutional issues; Time’s Joel Stein reflects on fatherhood; and the series on lesser-known museums continues with the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx.