Historic Vote: The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm J. Paul Oetken as a district court judge, making him the first openly gay man appointed to the federal bench, The National Law Journal reports.
Judge Resigns: David Daugherty, a Social Security administrative law judge who has been under investigation after awarding disability benefits at an unusually high rate, retired last week, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Waters Probe: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) wants an end to the House ethics investigation into her office after new revelations about the activity of ethics committee staff behind the scenes, The New York Times reports.
Bulger Grand Jury: The Boston Globe reports that a federal grand jury there will investigate James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig’s 16 years on the run, signaling the possibility of additional charges in the case.
Mayor Gray: The Washington Post reports on new revelations of irregularities from Washington Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign.