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Friday round-up

Briefly: At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley covers “two abortion controversies from Indiana and Louisiana on which the justices may act in the coming months.” At The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro passes on former solicitor general Paul Clement’s “tips on how to get the Supreme Court to overturn a precedent.” In the latest episode of Rewire.News’ Boom! Lawyered podcast, Imani Gandi and Jessica Mason Pieklo argue that “the fallout from the Court’s decision...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, New York City, Indiana, Liberty, Louisiana, Paul Clement, Hyatt, Round-up, Steven Mazie, Jessica Mason Pieklo, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Gabe Roth, Ilya Shapiro


Morning Docket: 05.16.19

* Alabama's new abortion law takes aim at a Supreme Court that just all but junked stare decisis. How's that "no drama" Court looking, Mr. Chief Justice? [NPR] * Law firms are in the midst of a decent financial run, so obviously they've stopped innovating because self-relection is for losers. [American Lawyer] * John Dowd has registered as a lobbyist eschewing the customary diplomatic game of pretending not to be a lobbyist for a couple years after leaving the service of the president. [Nation...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Abortion, SEC, Biglaw, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, National Law Journal, John Dowd, American Lawyer, Conrad Black, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 05.15.19

* Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement for “limited” testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he’ll discuss no more than a handful of topics for no longer than two-to-four hours. But will he plead the Fifth? [New York Times] * Just when you thought Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law was too extreme, Alabama shows up with a near total abortion ban like it’s some race to see which state can get Roe v. Wade overturned the quickest at the Supreme Court. [NBC News] * Can Presiden...
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Alabama, Georgia, Harvard, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Abortion, Department Of Justice, Senate Intelligence Committee, Biglaw, Trump, Kirkland & Ellis, AG


Morning Docket: 05.14.19

* In legal victory, we will no longer have a chance to watch Bob Kraft get a massage. You're welcome America. [Boston Globe] * With in-house legal departments demanding more diversity in outside counsel, women-owned firms are starting to see a distinct advantage. [Law.com] * Hearing slated for today to determine whether or not Trump can block his accountants from complying with a subpoena [National Law Journal] * Firms starting to worry about slower growth going forward. Something about the n...
Tags: Law, California, Nbc News, America, Atlanta, Diversity, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Nyu, Trump, Boston Globe, National Law Journal, Ropes & Gray, Xavier Becerra, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued decisions in three cases. In Apple v. Pepper, a divided court held that a lawsuit against Apple by iPhone users who allege that Apple is violating federal antitrust laws by requiring them to buy apps only from the company’s App Store can go forward. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for the opinion. At The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Justice Brett Kavanaugh del...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, America, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Fca, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Npr, Nevada, App Store, Los Angeles Times, Hall


Morning Docket: 05.08.19

* Feeling cute, might not allow Mueller to testify, idk: According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Donald Trump’s “feeling on the matter” is that special counsel Robert Mueller shouldn’t be permitted to testify before the House. [Huffington Post] * As it turns out, according to recently revealed tax transcripts for the years 1985 to 1994, Trump was in some deep financial doo-doo. His lawyer, Charles J. Harder of Gawker takedown fame, says the tax documentation i...
Tags: Law, White House, House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Law Schools, Courthouse News Service, Tax Law, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, National Law Journal, Robert Mueller, Shreveport Louisiana, Southern University


Morning Docket: 05.07.19

* Can the outrage of strip searching a 4-year-old get the Supreme Court to rethink qualified immunity? Well, killing and torturing people hasn't done it so it's not clear why this would. [National Law Journal] * Clifford Chance is the latest firm to deliver a bodyblow to the billable hour. [Law.com] * Dahlia Lithwick lays out a case that Democrats can focus on impeaching Trump and winning in 2020 too that elides any attention to the ways that the former would likely significantly undermine the...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Deloitte, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Clifford Chance, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Pepe, Trump, Esquire, Dahlia Lithwick, National Law Journal, Ted Bundy, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 05.02.19

* After what could only be described as a rough day, Attorney General Bill Barr has opted to skip the House Judiciary Committee hearing he's supposed to attend and force us to remember that Congressional subpoenas are basically worthless. [National Law Journal] * Speaking of Barr, yesterday spawned a bunch of somber takes like this article with lines like "A few months ago, William Barr was a well-respected former top federal law enforcement official." No he wasn't. He was the cover-up artist w...
Tags: Google, Law, Walmart, United States, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Abc News, Bush, Congressional, House Judiciary Committee, Barr, National Law Journal, Hellerstein, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket, William Barr


Morning Docket: 05.01.19

* Shortly after AG Bill Barr released his four-page summary of the Mueller report, special counsel Robert Mueller himself stepped forward to tell Barr that he objected to his conclusion that President Trump had been cleared of obstruction, "express[ing] a frustration over the lack of context." [New York Times] * Congressional Democrats can move ahead with their emoluments suit against Trump over his business thanks to a ruling by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, where he found the narrow definition of ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, New York Times, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Trump, AG, Dentons, Paul Weiss, Barr, Trump Organization, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Robert Mueller, Williams Connolly


Morning Docket: 04.26.19

* Donald Trump won't stop tweeting about the Mueller report, most recently claiming that he "never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller." Meanwhile, the president's allies would really like it if he just STFU about it. [POLITICO] * Federal prosecutors have charged Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph of Massachusetts with obstruction and perjury for allegedly allowing an undocumented immigrant to leave a courthouse through a back door to prevent immigration authorities from ...
Tags: Crime, Law, White House, Massachusetts, Immigration, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Law Schools, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Public Interest, Mueller, STFU, Contempt, National Law Journal


Afternoon round-up: Oral argument in Department of Commerce v. New York

This morning, the justices heard 80 minutes of argument in one of the term’s highest-stakes cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Amy Howe analyzed the argument for this blog, in a post that originally appeared at Howe on the Court, reporting that “the justices seemed divided along ideological lines, with the conservative justices appearing ready to uphold the use of the question.” Add...
Tags: Usa, New York, Law, Court, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Fox News, Trump, Round-up, Mark Sherman, Sonia Sotomayor, Robert Barnes, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin


Morning Docket: 04.23.19

* Government wants jurors told that prosecution entirely over the NCAA's rules and overarching structure isn't about the NCAA. [Law360] * Don McGahn joins the ranks of "people getting subpoeaned. [Washington Post] * Speaking of McGahn, he reportedly told people that as White House Counsel he represented "pictures on the wall" and not Trump. What's impressive about this story is this means Trump hasn't replaced the entire White House art collections with Jon McNaughton. [National Law Journal] ...
Tags: Crime, Law, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, Sports, Iowa, Courts, Ncaa, Donald Trump, Kraft, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wilmer


Morning Docket: 04.18.19

* Theoretically the Mueller Report is being released today. It probably won't change anyone's opinions about anything, but there might be some legal fallout. [NPR] * Kim Kardashian "aced" her torts exam folks. [Legal Cheek] * Kamala Harris takes bold stance against Kamala Harris. [LA Times] * The earnings gap between equity and nonequity is growing. [American Lawyer] * A look at the Biglaw firms presidential candidates have hired. [National Law Journal] * All the reform in the world won't a...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Law, Courts, Tom Brady, Biglaw, Kamala Harris, LA Times, National Law Journal, Robert Kraft, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Russiagate


Morning Docket: 04.16.19

* Varsity Blues students receive target letters, which are basically acceptance letters to the criminal justice system. [NY Times] * Greg Craig looking at an August trial date. That may sound soon, but this matter is all about the rushin'. [National Law Journal] * The Department of the Interior has opened an ethics investigation into its new head. He was confirmed a mere four days ago. [Courthouse News Service] * Circuit splits are on the rise and many are blaming the Supreme Court for not t...
Tags: Google, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Police, Fbi, Courts, Law Schools, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Ny Times, Interior, National Law Journal, Greg Craig, Morning Docket, Varsity Blues


Morning Docket: 04.12.19

* Judge Maryanne Trump Barry recently retired from the Third Circuit, meaning that not only will the judicial ethics inquiry into her alleged inheritance tax evasion be all for naught, but her little brother, President Donald Trump, will appoint her successor. [Associated Press] * No, it isn't true that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court papers won't be released "until a hundred years after the last justice with whom she has served is no longer alive." Much like conspiracy theorists' c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Breast Cancer, Law, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, Antitrust, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Doj, Law Schools, Biglaw, Martin Shkreli, Third Circuit, Mueller


Tuesday round-up

Tony Mauro reports at The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required) that “[t]wo U.S. Supreme Court justices said Monday they did not need to recuse themselves from participating in the recent cert denial of a case in which one of the parties was owned by United Technologies, a company whose stock they hold.” At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito “said there was ‘no way’ to know” about the conflict of interest because the respondent waiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Bloomberg, Ray, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Greg Stohr, Dunn, Stephen Breyer, United Technologies, Samuel Alito, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Jeremiah Ho


Morning Docket: 04.05.19

* Ted Cruz is threatening Yale Law School because that's the sort of shallow posturing Ted Cruz has made a career out of. [Washington Examiner] * Clarence Thomas says he's not going to retire just so Trump can replace him proving that narcissistic hubris is truly bipartisan. [National Law Journal] * Being a jerk on an airplane is now worth 6 months in jail. Make a note of it. [Legal Cheek] * The SEC thinks it's time for some real fines on Elon Musk. [Law360] * Trump just installed another zy...
Tags: Elon Musk, Supreme Court, Law, Ted Cruz, Courts, SEC, Usa Today, Law Schools, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Miami Herald, Washington Examiner, Clarence Thomas, Yale Law School, National Law Journal, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 04.02.19

* "I am managing partner Clifford Chance and I just need your help and bank account to move my book of business out of the country." [Legal Cheek] * Biglaw age discrimination suit moves forward. [New York Law Journal] * Teddy Cruz sues to challenge law to prevent the kind of campaign from doing the entirely shady thing his campaign wants to do. [Courthouse News Service] * Even GOP lawyers think killing Obamacare is a terrible idea. [Huffington Post] * Law school deans stepping down all over ...
Tags: Law, Obamacare, Government, Gop, Ted Cruz, Clifford Chance, Huffington Post, Law Schools, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Mueller, National Law Journal, Robert Mueller, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Kasowitz Benson


Morning Docket: 03.20.19

* "It’ll never happen. I guarantee it won’t happen for six years." Contrary to what Democratic presidential candidates are suggesting, President Trump doesn't want anything to do with expanding the size of the Supreme Court. [Reuters] * As it turns out, special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Michael Cohen much sooner than he originally led on, and the Cohen probe was handed off to the S.D.N.Y. long before campaign-finance violations were even discovered. [Wall Street Journal] * Tha...
Tags: Real Estate, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Donald Trump, Campaign Finance, Law Schools, Trump, Reuters, Cohen, Michael Cohen, National Law Journal, Robert Kraft, Robert Mueller, Georgetown Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Thursday round-up

Briefly: For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that “a group of hip-hop stars, including Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Killer Mike, Yo Gotti, Fat Joe and 21 Savage,” filed a brief yesterday “urg[ing] the Supreme Court to hear their fellow rapper’s First Amendment challenge to his conviction” “for threatening police officers — in a song.” At SCOTUS OA, Tonja Jacobi and Matthew Sag predict a 6-3 win for the proponents of the Peace Cross in The American Legion v. American Humanist Associatio...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Atlantic, Liberty, New York Times, Davis, Chevron, Round-up, Thomas, International Finance Corporation, Adam Liptak, Jam, Loos, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Morning Docket: 03.06.19

* Happy birthday, Your Honor! More than a thousand of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fans signed up to plank on the steps of the Supreme Court for her 86th birthday on March 15. Do you love the RBG enough to plank for justice? [Washingtonian] * Allison Jones Rushing, a Williams & Connolly litigation partner, was confirmed to the Fourth Circuit in a vote of 53-43. Rushing is now one of the youngest federal appeals judges to be appointed by President Trump. [National Law Journal] * According to a new pol...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Kanye West, Student Loans, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Law Schools, American Bar Association, Cnbc, Trump, Insider Trading, Cohen, Fourth Circuit, Michael Cohen


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


Morning Docket: 02.26.19

* Michael Cohen's three days in the sun begin. [CNBC] * Lawyers trying to hold back release in Kraft massage parlor matter. [WPTV] * Firm GCs are volunteering to mentor Biglaw on diversity. If they'd just live up to their commitment to take business away from firms that either don't make or make only a token attempt at diversity, they wouldn't need to hold these cute mentorship meetings. [American Lawyer] * Elon Musk is either completely ignorant of his legal obligations or doesn't care that ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Washington Post, Sex, Marijuana, Diversity, Human Trafficking, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Michael Cohen, National Law Journal, Robert Kraft


Morning Docket: 02.21.19

* Accountants are the new bakers when it comes to discriminating against gay people. I guess this means tax prep is more a matter of artistic interpretation, which in fairness explains Amazon's tax bill last year. [Fox News] * Tesla GC self-driven back to Williams & Connolly after two months. [National Law Journal] * "Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move." Who can forget that "immortal beloved" letter about urolagnia? [Star Tribune] * A good look at the renewed effort to...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Government, Diversity, Tesla, Copyright, Beethoven, Fox News, Lgbtq, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Biglaw, Strip Club, R. Kelly, Star Tribune, Rosen


Morning Docket: 02.12.19

* When trying to credibly disavow past comments making light of sexual assault victims, try to do it sometime before your entire career hinges on pantomiming remorse. [National Law Journal] * Steptoe the latest firm to unveil a new strategy to promote diversity. [American Lawyer] * In the latest ABC News "The Investigation" podcast, John Dowd describes the Mueller investigation that's tripped up 30+ actual and alleged wrongdoers "a terrible waste of time." [The Investigation] * EU has logged ...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Sports, Eu, Soccer, Fifa, Gdpr, Cyberdyne Systems, Second Circuit, Mueller, National Law Journal, John Dowd, Morning Docket, Steptoe & Johnson, McKool, Pierce Bainbridge


LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel. In 2010, The National Law Journal named Chandler one of the 40 most influential lawyers of th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Cisco, Executive, Chandler, National Law Journal, Bob Ambrogi, American Lawyer, Stratacom, Mark Chandler, LawNext


LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel. In 2010, The National Law Journal named Chandler one of the 40 most influential lawyers of th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Cisco, Executive, Chandler, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Stratacom, Mark Chandler, LawNext


Morning Docket: 02.11.19

* “We take the allegations against Justin very seriously.” Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia who’s embroiled in a sexual assault scandal, has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster, where he’s a partner, as the firm itself conducts its own investigation into the allegations. [National Law Journal] * High revenue and even higher demand resulted in law firms posting their best results since just before the recession, with Am Law 50 and niche/boutique firms outperformi...
Tags: Politics, Television, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Virginia, Massachusetts, Marco Rubio, Miami, Amy Klobuchar, Pbs, Biglaw, Finding Your Roots, Election 2020, Justin


Morning Docket: 02.01.19

* King & Spalding expended a lot of effort to make the Super Bowl the most soulless corporate event of the year. [Daily Report Online] * "Iowa prison porn" is a three-word phrase I never thought I'd have to string together. [Courthouse News Service] * Trump lays out more appellate nominees with paper trails full of racist stuff about voting rights, so 2019's off to a rousing start. [National Law Journal] * Bar Association to seriously study litigation funding. [Law360] * Defense Distributed ...
Tags: Law, Iowa, Donald Trump, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Spalding, National Law Journal, Morning Docket, Judicial Nominations, King & Spalding, Defense Distributed, Litigation Funding, Ars Technica -RSB- El Chapo


Monday round-up

Commentary and coverage focus on the Supreme Court’s decision last week to review New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, in which the justices will consider whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside city limits violates the Constitution. In an op-ed for Los Angeles Times, James Phillips and John Yoo argue that “[t]o ensure the equal treatment of constitutional rights, the court should establish a test fully rooted in ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Donald Trump, Round-up, Blair, Kenneth Jost, Alito, Rodriguez, American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, Mark Walsh, Kavanaugh, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, David Dayen, National Law Journal



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