Overcriminalization?: What do you call it when former AG Edwin Meese III begins to agree with the American Civil Liberties Union? The New York Times calls it "an emerging consensus on the right that the criminal justice system is an aspect of big government that must be contained."
Today's Ponzi News: The alleged Ponzi scheme at Florida law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler helped subsidized the firm's salaries to the tune of $10 million a year, the Daily Business Review of south Florida reports via Law.com.
Drywall Testing: Federal regulators say there is a "strong association" between chemicals emitted by Chinese drywall and metals corrosion, a finding that could pave the way for the government to help homeowners facing billions of dollars in repair bills, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Silverdome Saga: A state judge in Michigan agreed Monday to allow the controversial sale of the Pontiac Silverdome to a Toronto firm for $583,000, lifting a restraining order that had stalled the sale for a week, the Detroit Free Press reports.
So Long, Farewell: Staffers at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia celebrated the retirement of long-time clerk of the court Nancy Mayer-Whittington with a song-and-dance number in the second floor ceremonial courtroom. The Washington Post obtained a video taken on an attendee’s phone.