Senate Nearing Vote on Kagan: The U.S. Senate began debate over Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court and may vote on Thursday, The Washington Post reports. Our blog posts on the debate by reporter David Ingram are here, here, and here.
Today Is The Day: San Francisco federal judge Vaughn Walker has made his decision in the case testing the constitutionality of the California ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage, and will announce it this afternoon, according to this Associated Press article via law.com.
Tribe's Call to Arms: Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, now an advisor to the attorney general, challenged the nation's state chief justices last week to make rules changes and other reforms to improve access to justice for juveniles, the poor, and the middle class.
Oil Spill's Impact is Debated: The government is expected to report today that three-fourths of the oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by the BP oil rig explosion has already dissipated, with the long range impact of the spill uncertain. The New York Times has the story.