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- Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) announced that she will sign marriage equality into law in that state on Monday. Unfortunately, the law may not actually take effect until next November, as anti-gay groups plan to challenge it via ballot referendum.
- The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 11-7 to require the Supreme Court to televise its hearings.
- The Mississippi Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether to allow several last minute pardons by former Gov. Haley Barbour (R).
- Wyoming becomes the latest state to consider legislation preventing towns and other localities from enacting gun safety laws.
- Spain appears likely to win a legal dispute over who owns a pile of sunken treasure discovered by an American company off the Spanish coast.
- The Today show shows how terrifyingly easy it is under many states’ laws to purchase a weapon capable of bringing down a helicopter in a drug store parking lot: