The weather is hot in DC, and so is the legal news:
Lawmakers have introduced a bill aimed at changing the process by which firms are selected to supervise corporate white-collar criminal defendants who have settled their cases with the government, a move lawmakers said was necessary to stamp out self-dealing and conflicts of interest. (Lawyers USA)
Court rulings on Thursday cleared the way for the first trial at the American detention camp in Guantánamo Bay. (NYT)
The 2010 Census will not count same-sex marriages, saying the Defense of Marriage Act bars the agency from recognizing same-sex marriages, even though they are legal in Massachusetts and California. (AP)
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she is pushing for about $50 billion in a second election-year economic stimulus package being shaped by Democrats in Congress. (Reuters)
Lawmakers want to make executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to have their pay packages subject to government approval as part of a bill give a helping hand to the mortgage lenders. (AP)
As the EPA warns that global warming will be a “substantial” threat to human health in the coming decades, former Vice President Al Gore said the U.S. must make as much of an effort toward using renewable energy by 2018 as it did in the 1960s to put a man on the moon. (WaPo).