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Morning Docket: 04.12.21

* A lawsuit about the use of the "Corona" brand name with hard seltzers is heating up. It's an interesting name to be associated with these days... [Yahoo News] * Ramsey Clark, the former United States Attorney General and a civil rights lawyer, has passed away at 93. [New York Times] * An Oklahoma City attorney, who allegedly fell in love with a client, has been charged in the triple murder of the client's girlfriend and parents. [Oklahoman] * Congressman Matt Gaetz has hired a lawyer who ...
Tags: Morning Docket, Attorney General, Corona, Cruise, Florida, Matt Gaetz, Oklahoma City, Ramsey Clark, State of Florida, Trump Organization


Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to an ally now accused of sex trafficking who gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz once sent $900 to Joel Greenberg, a political ally now accused of sex trafficking. The Daily Beast reported that the money was sent through Venmo in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz has called himself the victim of a smear campaign, with the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the law...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Trends, Getty, Charles Davis, Justice Department, Venmo, Orlando, Greenberg, Daily Beast, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Fritz Scheller


Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to ally and accused sex trafficker, who then gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz sent $900 over Venmo to Joel Greenberg, a political ally and accused sex trafficker. The Daily Beast reported the money was sent in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Matt Gaetz has claimed to be the victim of a smear campaign, the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the lawmaker, who is now under fede...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Trends, Charles Davis, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Venmo, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Fritz Scheller, Tuition School and School, US Department of Justice Greenberg


Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon from Trump before he left office, according to report

CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a pardon from Trump before he left office. The New York Times report...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, White House, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, Harry Potter, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Cheney, Justice Department, Trump, Cheyenne, Carlson


"To me, this is something you do, ideally, zero times. You never experience the impulse to do it, and you lead a pleasant life."

"You travel. You eat lunchmeat sandwiches. Maybe you do a marathon, or climb something. You lead a blithe existence for many decades, you die in your bed in your mid-nineties surrounded by your cherished relatives, and in all that time, you never walk up to a colleague on the floor of the House of Representatives and out of nowhere present him with a nude photograph of someone you claim to have had sex with. But if you can’t do it zero times, then ideally it happens only once. It happens only on...
Tags: Florida, Law, Congress, Etiquette, Feminism, House, House Of Representatives, Naked, Vanity Fair, Matt, WaPo, Alexandra Petri, Petri, Matt Gaetz, Ann Althouse, Gaetz


Another Day, Another Large Stack Of Dollars — See Also

Bonuses: Freshfields, Cadwalader, Clifford Chance, Fried Frank, Winston & Strawn, Schulte, and Orrick. I Am Once Again Asking For Your Vote: What's the most epic Zoom fail of the pandemic? Test, Test: LSAT scores are up! Remaining Silent Is Still An Option: Matt Gaetz had a lot to say about the DOJ's investigation into his relationships. Amateur Performance: The NCAA was not ready for what the justices were dishing out today.
Tags: Law, Ncaa, Doj, Orrick, Matt Gaetz, See Also, Freshfields Cadwalader Clifford Chance Fried Frank, Winston Strawn Schulte




Lawyers With The Post-Insurrection Blues — See Also

John Eastman Is Out At Chapman Law: That bogus constitutional theory wasn't a good look. Also Not A Good Look? Everything Matt Gaetz: And fellow W&M Law alums are salty about it.  Winter OCI! Thanks, novel coronavirus. How Did COVID Impact Biglaw: A detailed look.
Tags: Law, Matt Gaetz, John Eastman, See Also, Post Insurrection Blues


Matt Gaetz is filing an ethics complaint against Nancy Pelosi for tearing up her paper copy of Trump's State of the Union speech.

BREAKING: I'm filing an ethics complaint against @SpeakerPelosi for destroying @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union speech.Her conduct was beneath the dignity of the House, and a potential violation of law (18 USC 2071).Nobody is above the law. She must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/dXPPWQNtI8— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 6, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, House, Nancy Pelosi, Gestures, Trump, Sotu, Pelosi, Matt Gaetz, Ann Althouse


Shall we avert our eyes?

None of the "top stories" at Vox is about impeachment...... and 2 are about trees.Tucked away at the bottom of the front page is one new story about impeachment, "Gaetz’s effort to make the impeachment hearing about Hunter Biden’s problems backfired spectacularly." There seems to be something about getting Gaetz today (I guess because he went after Hunter Biden). At WaPo, the second "most read" article is "Where is Matt Gaetz’s humanity?" From the WaPo piece (a column by Dana Milbank):His voice ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Drugs, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Secret Service, Vox, Hertz, Trump, Hunter, WaPo, Milbank, Dana Milbank, Matt Gaetz, Sheila Jackson Lee, Ann Althouse


Tools.

I was overwhelmingly elected to Congress. Twice. I’ve served nearly a decade in public office, earning voter trust every 2 yrs.You are appointed by corporate media 2 spread the very nonsense voters rejected when they elected Trump. Your views are the definition of useless. https://t.co/YVdVNzDDoy— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 2, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Matthew Dowd, Matt Gaetz, Insults


"A group of House Republicans barged into a secure room at the Capitol on Wednesday where the latest witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry was set to testify..."

"... temporarily shutting down the proceedings. The disruption delayed closed-door testimony from Laura Cooper, the Pentagon official who oversees Ukraine policy, whom lawmakers planned to ask about the White House’s decision to withhold military aid for several months over the summer.... Republicans involved in storming the secure room have begun tweeting updates about their activities and about how Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) has responded. 'BREAKING: I led over 3...
Tags: Law, White House, Ukraine, House, Pentagon, Republican, Trump, Adam B Schiff, Calif, Capitol, Adam Schiff, Intelligence Committee, Matt Gaetz, Ann Althouse, SCIF, Laura Cooper


"Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)...introduced the Preventing Extreme Negligence with Classified Information Licenses Act, or PENCIL Act..."

"... a nod to Trump’s insults calling the California lawmaker 'little pencil neck Adam Schiff.'"The Hill reports.The bill would remove Schiff from his position as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.I don't see the value of inscribing a personal insult in the name of the bill. It undercuts whatever serious argument there is for removing Schiff. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, California, House Intelligence Committee, Trump, Adam Schiff, Fla, Schiff, Matt Gaetz, Ann Althouse, Insults, Adam Schiff The Hill


Lawyer Arrested And Held Without Bail For Witness Tampering Emoji

Yes, I do think we should talk about Matt Gaetz again.
Tags: Law, Congress, Courts, Litigators, Matt Gaetz, Witness Tampering


Morning Docket: 02.28.19

* Uh-oh! In the wake of Michael Cohen's testimony, Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee sent letters to President Trump's tax attorney from Morgan Lewis and the Trump Organization's outside counsel from Michael Best requesting their appearance for a “transcribed interview.” [National Law Journal] * After widespread rebuke, the Florida Bar has officially opened an ethics investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz's alleged witness tampering of Michael Cohen via tweet prior to h...
Tags: Money, Law, Bill, Women's Issues, Law Schools, Biglaw, Tax Law, Aba, Legal Ethics, ABA Journal, Trump, Florida Bar, Elijah Cummings, Michael Cohen, Milbank, Florida Bar Association


Morning Docket: 02.27.19

* Cooley Law's most infamous graduate goes down: Following his guilty pleas on federal felony charges -- some of which were allegedly related to his work for Donald Trump -- Michael Cohen has been disbarred. [New York Law Journal] * Meanwhile, Michael Cohen is going to be testifying today before the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL 1st District) allegedly took it upon himself to tamper with the witness via tweet. [Tampa Bay Times] * Here’s Michael Cohen’s opening statement,...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Police, Senate, Virginia, Russia, Religion, America, United States, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Cnbc, Trump


Spotlighting the still-challenging politics that surround the intersection of marijuana reform, criminal justice reform and racial inequities

Today's must-read for both marijuana reform and criminal justice reform fans is this lengthy new Politico article fully headlined "Racial Justice and Legal Pot Are Colliding in Congress: The latest fight over criminal justice reform is over allowing felons access to newly legal aspects of the cannabis industry. Lawmakers are getting woke — slowly." I recommend this piece is full, and here are some extended excerpts: Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the [Farm] bill includes an a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Oregon, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, Tennessee, House, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Dc, Bill


"Jeff Sessions Struggles to Get Planned Marijuana Crackdown Going"

The title of this post is the headline of this new Wall Street Journal article with this subtitle summarizing its contents: "Attorney general vowed to toughen federal enforcement of the drug, but he doesn’t have support from Trump or Congress." Here are excerpts:  Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to use federal law to get tough on marijuana, announcing in January he was ending Obama-era protections for the nascent pot industry in states where it is legal. Six months into his mission, he is ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Oregon, Williams, DEA, Republican, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Trump, Kevin Sabet, Drug Enforcement Administration, Gardner, Fla


House Judiciary Committee approves FIRST STEP Act by a vote of 25-5 after lots of discussion of amendments

As reported in this article from The Hill, the House Judicial Committee "on Wednesday approved a new prison reform bill being pushed by the White House."  Here are some details: The bill, called the First Step Act, seeks to offer more funding for prison programs in an attempt to reduce an inmate’s likelihood to re-offend after they’ve been released. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill, by a 25-5 vote, that Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) spent the last week n...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Hakeem Jeffries, Collins, Louie Gohmert, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Committee, Fla, House Judiciary Committee


The Deep State And The “Alarming” Memo On FISA Abuses

Via WRSA, Fox News. A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia. Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they could not yet discuss the contents of the memo they reviewed on Thursday after it was released to members by the House Intelligence Committee. But they say the memo should be immed...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Snowden, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Fbi, Military, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Ohio, Fox News, Department Of Justice



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