TV Fight in NFL: The NFL Players Association is alleging in a complaint that the National Football League's TV deals improperly give the league access to money to help cushion the financial blow of a possible player lockout, The National Law Journal reports. The NFLPA's outside counsel, Jeffrey Kessler, chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf's global litigation department, spoke with NLJ about the complaint.
Oil Slick Suits: The New York Times reports on the hundreds of lawsuits that are being filed over the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. There's a billboard in LaFourche Parish, Louisiana, that reads: “Oil spill damages? You May Be Entitled to Compensation." Meanwhile, BP is considering deferring or reducing its second-quarter dividend to try to minimize the political uproar in the United States, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Arlington Cemetery Chaos: Army investigators have discovered more than 100 unmarked graves at Arlington National Cemetery and dozens of grave sites without headstones, an announcement that came with a series of sweeping reform, The Washington Post reports. The outgoing superintendent, John Metzler Jr. was rebuked by the Army and the cemetery's deputy superintendent, Thurman Higginbotham, was placed on administrative leave pending disciplinary review.
Kagan Memos: The BLT reported last night the National Archives is preparing today to release another cache of Elena Kagan's records. The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is ready to ask for a delay in Kagan's confirmation hearing if all the records are not released soon.
Strasburg Nation: TBS has dumped its planned Sunday coverage of the Phillies-Red Sox baseball game in favor of jumping on the Stephen Strasburg 100-mph bullet train. TBS said it will broadcast the Washington Nationals' game in Cleveland. Strasburg is on the mound for the Nats. Oh, a left-hander named David Huff is scheduled to throw for the Indians. The Washington Post has video of Strasburg's appearance last night on the "Late Show with David Letterman."