DOJ Setback: Federal officials say a retrial of John Edwards on campaign finance charges is unlikely following an acquittal on one count and a deadlocked jury on others. DOJ defends its Public Integrity Section in a piece in the The New York Times. Verdict coverage here from The Charlotte Observer.
Dismissed: Google Inc. scored a big win in San Francisco federal district court, where a judge dismissed claims the Android mobile phone platform violates Oracle Corp. copyrights, The Recorder reports. Oracle intends to appeal.
Tracking: The U.S. Justice Department is defending the government's ability to place tracking devices on vehicles without first obtaining a warrant, The Wall Street Journal reports. Prosecutors told an appeals court that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision this year about police surveillance did not mandate that agents obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS device to a suspect's vehicle.
Returning: The estate of a Holocaust survivor must return a gold tablet to the German museum that held it until the end of World War II, The New York Law Journal reports. The New York Times has coverage here.
Blocked: Portions of Florida's voter registration statute cannot be enforced, at least temporarily, following a federal judge's ruling, The National Law Journal reports. The judge, Robert Hinkle, said some of the law's provisions, which tighten voter registration efforts, are "harsh and impractical."
Dropped: Prosecutors in suburban Maryland have dropped a murder charge in a 1975 homicide, saying there is not enough evidence to detain the suspect, The Washington Post reports. Prosecutors, however, said they reserved the right pursue charges later.
Wait for It: Astronomers are predicting the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies will collide in, oh, four billion years. NASA officials are using terms such as "titanic collision" to describe the looming clash.