What We're Following Thursday Afternoon, 9/3

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

‘Deflategate’ deflated: A federal judge has nullified a four-game suspension the NFL handed Tom Brady in the scandal involving under-inflated footballs. The ruling means the New England Patriots quarterback will likely play in his team’s opening game on September 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The league said it would appeal.

Reporters freed: Two British journalists for Vice, who were arrested earlier this week in Turkey and charged with aiding ISIS, were freed today. But their Iraqi fixer remains imprisoned.

Kentucky clerk in court: A federal judge will decide today whether Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will be held in contempt.