Game Changer: Federal prosecutors disrupted the lives of thousands of Internet poker players in bringing a case targeting the three largest online poker companies doing business in the United States, The Wall Street Journal reports. Prosecutors in New York brought charges of money laundering and bank fraud against the companies and seized five domain names.
On Deck, The Appeal: Lawyers for former baseball slugger Barry Bonds, convicted last week on an obstruction charge in federal district court in San Francisco, prepare for an appeal, The Recorder reports. "I think they have substantial arguments," Hastings College of the Law professor Rory Little, an appellate lawyer and former federal prosecutor, said.
Seeking Deportation: Obama administration lawyers will ask an immigration court judge in Orlando to deport former Salvadoran Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova on allegations he participated in torture when he commanded the country's forces, The New York Times reports. The case is the first a special human rights office the Department of Homeland Security has brought against a top foreign military official.
Layoffs Expected: The New York state courts system told employee unions to expect layoffs of up to 500 workers by June 1 amid budget cuts, The New York Law Journal reports via Law.com.
Murky Water: The Washington Post reports a year after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico the fate of the ecosystem there remains "murky." Federal and state officials continue an environmental-crime investigation.
Screening: The president of the online dating site Match.com told the Associated Press the company will begin screening users against sexual offender registries. A California woman last week said in a suit against Match.com that a man she met online sexually assaulted her.