Prison Time: Melvyn Weiss, the legendary class-action lawyer, was contrite Monday as he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in kickback schemes, according to this story on law.com. He'll do his time at a minimum-security prison in West Virginia.
Win for Money-Launderers and Paralegals: The Supreme Court issued three decisions on Monday, all three defeats for the U.S. government as we reported here. Two rulings narrowed the main federal money-laundering statute, and the third said the cost of paralegals could be included in the reimbursements allowed under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
Vanity Fair? In case you have not seen it, here's the article in Vanity Fair that triggered Bill Clinton's latest rant over media coverage of his wife's campaign. For all its length and anonymous sources, the piece does not nail down much about the ex-president's activities, except that he travels in a fast, rich and rowdy crowd.
Grasso's Grit: Who would have thought that Richard Grasso would keep on ticking five years after he was fired amid controversy over his pay package as chairman of the New York Stock Exchange? A New York Times report indicates he has a good chance of keeping most of the money as his case goes before New York's highest appeals court today.
Fast and Organic: High Noon's D.C. restaurants have become familiar grab-and-go lunch spots for the downtown crowd. The Washington Post reports today that they've been bought up by Organic to Go, a Seattle outfit that says it will change the name and menu of its new properties, but will keep existing employees.