Kagan, Day One: Elena Kagan sought to position herself Monday as someone who would be a neutral arbiter if confirmed, defying hopes from the political left and right that she would outline a clear judicial philosophy during her confirmation hearing, according to The National Law Journal.
Supreme Court Round-Up: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the reach of the Second Amendment to the states, opening the door to challenges of local handgun laws across the country, The National Law Journal reports. Also, the high court upheld a state law school's anti-discrimination policy. And the decision in Bilski v. Kappos may have done little to end the debate over what kinds of innovations are or are not eligible for patents.
Spy vs. Spy: FBI agents arrested 10 people on charges that they spent years in the United States as spies for Russia, taking on fake identities and making connections to think tanks and government officials, the Justice Department said Monday, according to the Washington Post.
Google in China: In an effort to appease Beijing as it seeks to renew its license to operate in mainland China, Google plans to stop automatically redirecting Chinese users to its Hong Kong site, The New York Times reports.
More BP Troubles: BP Plc was sued by members of its employee savings plan over losses tied to the company’s plunging stock price amid the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Bloomberg reports.