Judgment Day: Former Prince George's County, Md. County Executive Jack Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to extortion and witness and evidence tampering. The Washington Post will be live-tweeting the hearing; Johnson could face up to 14 years in jail.
Opposition Jailed: Two opposition leaders in Russia are facing jail time after being arrested during demonstrations Monday against recent parliamentary elections, the New York Times reports. International observers have reported irregularities with the election.
NFL Sued: The New Jersey Law Journal reports that a group of former National Football League players are suing the league. The players claim that a flawed policy on concussions and misuse of pain medication caused long-term brain injuries.
BP v. Halliburton: In a new court filing, BP is alleging that Halliburton destroyed evidence in the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal. Halliburton denies the allegations.
Blagojevich Sentencing: Lawyers for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted on multiple corruption charges, are expected to argue for leniency at a sentencing hearing beginning today. The Chicago Tribune reports that prosecutors are expected to push for a sentence of between 15 to 20 years in jail.