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.