I suppose it's possible that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords -- who was out speaking with constituents, some of whom were harmed, in her Arizona district when a gunman in his 20s reportedly walked up to her and began shooting -- had nothing to do with this:
According to The Washington Post, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that two foreclosures should be voided because the banks didn't have the proper paperwork. This is the biggest decision yet in cases where banks had used robo-signing and other shortcut methods in their rush to issue new mortgages and securitize them. The decision could void foreclosures across the state.
After examining the paperwork filed by the banks, a lower court judge, the Massachusetts Land Court's Keith C. Long, said he had determined that the mortgage "note" that proves who the owner is had not been properly transferred when the banks auctioned off houses.
Jill Richardson from La Vida Locavorehas a great roundup of all the bills the new Republican House busily introduced on its first day. The list is mostly a flurry of bills to undo the major accomplishments of Obama's first two years; namely repealing health-care reform (there are several) and financial regulatory reform.