Ohio Drama: U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley nearly shouted Wednesday as he demanded that attorneys for Ohio election officials disclose who wrote an order, issued right before the election, that shifted the rules on voter IDs, The Associated Press reports. "You have a lot of explaining to do," Marbley said.
Reporters Can Watch Execution: U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane ruled in favor of two newspapers that challenged the state's execution protocol for an execution scheduled for today, The Associated Press reports. The state Corrections Department cannot use curtains or any other method to prevent witnesses from seeing and hearing all of what transpires, Kane said.
Gulf Spill Hearing: U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier will preside today over a fairness hearing for a proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which could cost the oil company an estimated $7.8 billion, The Associated Press reports.
Sex Offenders Get Injunction: U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson temporarily blocked a California law, approved by voters Tuesday, that requires the state's 73,000 registered sex offenders to disclose to police a list of their online screen names and Internet service providers, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
WikiLeaks Probe: U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady revealed Wednesday that a two-year old grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks is still ongoing, when he ordered some documents to be sealed in a related case, Wired reports.