Killing the Well In the next day or two, BP is expected to begin a procedure called a static kill aimed at permanently sealing the leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The New York Times describes the procedure workers will use here, but also reports that workers must continue to keep an eye out for hurricanes.
Ethics Storm Before Elections Democrats face the prospect of two ethics trials of senior lawmakers with the midterm elections looming, something that could have repercussions for Democrats in tight races this fall, The New York Times reports.
Internet Privacy Microsoft intentionally built its popular Internet Explorer browser so that users would have to deliberately turn on privacy settings each time they use the software. The Wall Street Journal reports that the decision was made after an internal debate.
Protecting the First Amendment A Washington Post editorial calls Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff's decision to ban The National Law Journal from publishing the name of a federal agency investigating juicemaker Pom Wonderful " extraordinarily bad." Bartnoff withdrew the restraining order Friday, after Pom Wonderful withdrew its request, and the NLJ published the information.
ABA Delegates' Busy Agenda Delegates to the American Bar Association's annual conference in San Francisco this week have 35 resolutions to consider, including proposals on judicial training and same-sex marriage, reports The Recorder.