Updated 11:33 a.m.
BP Charges Tossed: Washington white collar defense attorney Reid Weingarten calls it a huge victory: U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has thrown out the key obstruction of Congress charge against a former BP executive, The Associated Press reports.
Mad Judge: U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf wrote on his blog that he is "seriously contemplating" whether to drop a number of criminal immigration cases because of sequestration cuts, The Omaha World-Herald reports. "If a banana republic is what members of Congress want," Kopf writes on herculesandtheumpire.com, "I may help them get it." The post is here.
Holder's Future: The Christian Science Monitor ponders whether President Barack Obama will fire Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., before deciding he won't and giving three reasons why not.