Chrysler Deal to Ginsburg: In a flurry of weekend activity, three groups asked the Supreme Court to intervene and stop the deal that would end Chrysler's bankruptcy. Click here for our coverage from Sunday night and early this morning. Those challenging the deal include state governments and consumer groups, and their requests go initially to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who handles emergency matters from the 2nd Circuit.
White & Case "Whack List": The New York Times this weekend looked at the troubles White & Case is facing, especially in its New York office. The firm's average profit per partner last year was $1.6 million, down from $1.7 million the previous year, according to AmLawDaily.
More Stevens Fallout: Justice Department leaders quietly transferred two career prosecutors under fire for their work in Alaska corruption cases out of the department's public integrity section last week as scrutiny of the troubled unit intensifies, The Washington Post reports, citing two sources. The newspaper says there's grumbling among some lawyers in the Criminal Division that new political appointees are retroactively applying new standards.
Justices' Real Pay Raise: Justice Clarence Thomas took in more than $300,000 in royalties for his autobiography last year, far more than he earned as a member of the Supreme Court, and Justice Antonin Scalia received nearly $100,000 for his new book. The Associated Press reports via Law.com that the justices' earnings from their books were part of annual financial disclosures released Friday. Most justices are rich, the story concludes. On Friday, we reported on the justices' canceled or altered memberships in country clubs.
Twitter Anger: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a key senator on health-care legislation and a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, did not think much of President Barack Obama's sightseeing in Paris. The Associated Press quotes his Twitter messages, including: "Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us 'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND." Interestingly, the French thought Obama spent too little time playing tourist.