Upheld: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. "shuffles the deck" with the U.S. Supreme Court's health care decision, The National Law Journal's Tony Mauro reports today. Roberts "managed to stay true to his conservative roots while still, at the end of the day, crafting a majority that upheld the law that conservatives so roundly hate." Mauro and NLJ senior Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle have more coverage and analysis here on a special page about the health care decision.
Around the country: The New York Times has analysis of the decision here. The Washington Post: "Roberts's health-care decision stuns many but is in line with his outlook." Here's a look at newspaper front pages around the country. And this: the scene at Harvard Law.
See you in court: The House of Representatives is preparing to sue Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. in Washington's federal trial court over access to internal documents about the Fast and Furious gun-tracking debacle. The House yesterday, in a historic vote, found Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to disclose certain DOJ papers about the gun probe. Coverage here in The Wall Street Journal.
Getting close: The U.S. Justice Department is nearing a civil and criminal settlement with BP PLC and Transocean Ltd. over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, The Wall Street Journal reports. Civil fines could range from $5.4 billion to $21 billion. Settlement talks ramped up in recent weeks.
Rejected: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit yesterday threw out a lower court decision that companies can contribute directly to political campaigns, The Washington Post reports. The criminal case concerned contributions to Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Ponzi probe: Bernard Madoff's younger brother Peter is expected to plead guilty today to a conspiracy count rooted in making false statements to investors and to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors are expected to shift focus to Shana Madoff, Peter's daughter, who served as the firm's in-house counsel and compliance director.
Indicted: Four police officers in the District have been indicted for their roles in the alleged beating of a man outside a downtown nightclub, The Washington Post reports. The allegations include assault, conspiracy and perjury.