Reason Morning Links: Is It Still News When the Government Takes Over a Car Company?


– GM files for bankruptcy. Washington will give the company an additional $30 billion to play with, and will take a 60 percent stake in return. The U.S. isn't the only government taking ownership: Another 12 percent goes to Canada.

– The Nevada legislature overrides a veto and legalizes domestic partnerships.

– Someone who hasn't parsed the phrase "pro-life" very carefully has killed an abortionist.

– The emergency powers behind the Fed's Wall Street bailouts.

– Irony alert: A report making the case for stronger intellectual property rights was partly plagiarized.