Down the Stretch: The Associated Press reports that there's a Senate deal on President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, allowing some to pass through before the end of the year but not others, including 9th Circuit nominee Goodwin Liu. Senators haven't publicly acknowledged the deal yet, though.
Internet Regs: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has the votes he needs for proposed rules governing net neutrality, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rules are aimed at preventing Internet providers from interfering with web traffic, and they're set to get approval today.
Executions Report: The death penalty continued to be imposed and carried out in lower than usual numbers nationwide in 2010, reflecting continued controversy over claims of innocence, execution methods and the costs of capital punishment, The National Law Journal reports.
Not Taking the Case: The New York Times reports on an unintended effect of a new California law: lawyers can no longer afford to assist many mortgage holders in getting loan modifications.
Same-Sex Adoption Voided: North Carolina's highest court on Monday voided a state senator's adoption of her former domestic partner's biological son, The Associated Press reports.