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Manafort Suspended In DC

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended Paul Manafort From the Bar's web page Date of Action: January 10, 2019 Type of action: Court action Summary of Action: Manafort was suspended on an interim basis based upon his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Dc, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Weekend Dance Party — See Also

LAW STUDENT DANCES: And Twitter is enthralled. RBG SHOULD BE DANCING SOON: Well, maybe not dancing, but she'll be back at work anon. THE MUSIC STOPS FOR PAUL MANAFORT IN CONNECTICUT: He's, uhh, voluntarily forfeiting his law license there. DO CATHOLICS DANCE? Do you have to be Catholic to lead Notre Dame? LESS BILLABLES = MORE DANCING: For Biglaw parents.
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Catholic, Paul Manafort, See Also, Weekend Dance Party


How to Avoid the Goof Made by Manafort's Lawyers

I've seen two versions of the "unredacted" version of the response filed by Paul Manafort's lawyers. In this version provided by the Associated Press (and opened in Adobe Acrobat) it's clear the redaction failed and whoever did the final... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Associated Press, Manafort, Paul Manafort


A hasty review of the SL&P year that was 2018

Year in review stories are catnip to me, so I figured I might as well use an unexpected little pocket of free time to create my own listing of big events in 2018 based on a lightning quick review of blog posts from the past year.  This listing is not representative or even all that reflective, and I welcome reader input on stories forgotten or unmentioned (or poorly ranked).  So, for giggles and comment, here is a list of post titles and links providing an imperfect, too-quick review of some not...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, United States, Bill Cosby, Ohio, Louisiana, Doj, Kennedy, Philly, Michael Cohen, Jeff Sessions, Anthony Kennedy


‘Robert Mueller Has Nude Selfies’ Is The Headline That Defines The Law In 2018

We built a shining city on a hill. It sent us a picture of its junk.
Tags: Law, Government, Reed Smith, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort, Russiagate, Katherine Seikaly, Eric A. Dubelier


Manafort Hearing Today

Paul Manafort may not be contesting Mueller's charge that he broke his cooperation deal by lying. If that's true, anyone want to give odds on his chances for a commutation of his sentence to time served right after he's sentenced? ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Mueller, Paul Manafort, Manafort Hearing Today


Morning Docket: 12.07.18

* Which Supreme Court justice is apparently the best at throwing shade at her colleagues during oral arguments? It's Justice Kagan. Sick burn, Your Honor. [National Law Journal] * "Presidential harassment"? President Trump is blaming special counsel Robert Mueller's election interference probe for his low Rasmussen Reports approval rating of 50 percent. Damn, when a pollster known for favoring the president is only giving him a 50 percent rating, you know it's pretty bad. [POLITICO] * Speaking...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Women's Issues, Donald Trump, Weight Gain, Biglaw, Trump, Michael Cohen, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Rasmussen Reports, Which Supreme Court, Quinn Emanuel, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Partner Issues


Thursday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court rounds out its December sitting with an oral argument in Gamble v. United States, which asks whether the Supreme Court should overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause that allows a defendant to be prosecuted for the same crime in both federal and state court. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which was first published at Howe on the Court. Garion Liberti and Tayler Woelcke preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Bloomberg, United States, Npr, Economist, Trump, Robert, Round-up, Gamble, Howe, Nina Totenberg, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe, Paul Manafort


Tuesday round-up

There are two oral arguments on the Supreme Court’s agenda today. The first is in Biestek v. Berryhill, in which the justices will consider social-security-benefits claimants’ ability to scrutinize the data on which benefits denials are based. David Super had this blog’s preview. Tyler Schmitt and Grace Brosofsky preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second case is Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, which asks whether the “on sale” bar to ...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Alabama, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Indiana, Ap, Pepper, United States, North Dakota, SEC, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


‘They Aren’t Morons,’ Says Man Describing Morons

Imagine a joint defense agreement where there was no joint defense.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Robert Mueller, White-Collar Crime, Paul Manafort, Harry Litman


Morning Docket: 11.29.18

* Trump's talking about pardoning Manafort again. The power of the president to pardon people is clear, but the power of the president to tease a pardon to tamper with a witness is an interesting legal wrinkle. In a way, the pardon power is a Yoda conundrum: "do or do not, there is no publicly Tweeting signals." [NPR] * Speaking of Manafort, his attorneys claim their joint defense agreement covered his tipping off Trump on details of the Mueller investigation. Except... he pleaded guilty. That...
Tags: Uber, Law, Georgia, Cybersecurity, Cy Vance, Donald Trump, Amal Clooney, Biglaw, Trump, Miami Herald, Mueller, Jeffrey Epstein, Robert Mueller, Hasen, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 11.28.18

* Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says that she's used some of the money in the GoFundMe account started by her supporters for security costs after her sexual assault testimony against then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but plans to donate the rest of the funds to trauma survivors. [Fox News] * Of course Justice Department lawyers are going to appeal the ruling blocking the Trump administration's new asylum restrictions and of course they want that ruling to be put on hold while the appeal is pending. Let's...
Tags: Law, Asylum, Immigration, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Biglaw, Association of Corporate Counsel, Trump, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Law Firm Mergers, Morning Docket, Paul Manafort, Brett Kavanaugh, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC


Is It Possible Mueller Has Used Manafort To Entrap Trump?

This feels like wishcasting but it's not like anything actually makes sense in Trumpworld.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trump, Paul Manafort, Mueller probe


Morning Docket: 11.27.18

* So much for that plea deal! Mueller's office says it's caught Manafort in multiple lies since ostensibly reaching an agreement. I'm sure we'll soon hear how this is all a "perjury trap" too. [Huffington Post] * James Ray III says he shot his girlfriend in self-defense. Sure. [NJ.com] * Hong Kong aims to be Asia's arbitration hub and its neighbors aren't giving up that title easily. [International] * There's apparently a DB Cooper convention. Amazing. [Courthouse News Service] * The Thomas ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Florida, Law, San Diego, Huffington Post, Law Schools, Biglaw, Mueller, FSU, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Boies Schiller


Mueller says Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators

Breaking News: Robert Mueller says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by lying to investigators. Paul Manafort and Donald Trump thinking they're going to outmaneuver Robert Mueller: pic.twitter.com/HhSZjntb3c — Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) November 27, 2018 Federal investigators wrote in a court filing [which you can read here in PDF] that Manafort’s “crimes and lies” during a series of interviews with prosecutors working for FBI and special counsel Robert M...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Justice, Law, Washington, US news, Ukraine, Fbi, New York Times, Npr, Jackson, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump


Special counsel saying Paul Manafort is breaching his plea agreement by lying "on a variety of subject matters"

As reported in this ABC News piece, "Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team told a judge Monday night that President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort has breached his cooperation agreement and lied to investigators." Here is more about the latest trouble for Manafort, which became public via this filing: “After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Offic...
Tags: Law, Dc, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Special Counsel 's Office, ABC News Manafort


Morning Docket: 10.22.18

* Remember how Trump promised that he'd "fight for" the transgender community while he was campaigning? Perhaps he meant that he'd fight to erase them. The Trump administration is reportedly considering defining sex under Title IX "based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth." [New York Times] * Democratic senators in Washington are refusing to return their blue slips for Perkins Coie partner Eric Miller, a Ninth Circuit nominee, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Gras...
Tags: Chuck, UK, Law, Washington, United Kingdom, New York Times, Chuck Grassley, University Of Virginia, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Brexit, Trump, Transgender Rights, Ninth Circuit, Senate judiciary


Paul Manafort seemingly poised to get "senior discount" at upcoming sentencing

This new NBC News piece, headlined "Paul Manafort's health and age could help shorten his sentence," reports on the notable recent court appearance of a former presidential campaign manager and highlights how it could impact his upcoming sentencing. The piece is authored by Danny Cevallos, an MSNBC legal analyst, and here are excerpts: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort appeared in a Virginia federal court Friday in a wheelchair, missing his right shoe, and appearing visibly grayer.  H...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Nbc News, Dc, Msnbc, Doj, Trump, Danny Cevallos, Douglas A Berman, U S Sentencing Commission, Prez Trump, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, T S Ellis, Bureau of Prisons The Department of Justice


Paul Manafort's DC plea agreement has a calculated guideline range of 17.5 to 22 years (though he can only get 10)

In this post last year following the initial indictment of Paul Manafort in DC District Court on 12 federal criminal counts, I speculated based on the amount of money allegedly involved that Manafort's guideline range, the "starting point and the initial benchmark" for his sentencing, would surely be 10+ years in federal prison.  I have just now had a chance to review a copy of Manafort's plea agreement (first discussed here), and I am intrigued to see that it confirms my (too quick) initial gui...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Dc, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, DC District Court, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates


Federal Prosecutors Are Thinking About Going After Skadden

The Biglaw firm is under fire for its work on behalf of Paul Manafort.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Skadden, Greg Craig, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Paul Manafort, Mueller probe, Alex Van Der Zwaan


Morning Docket: 09.17.18

* Sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh were recently brought to light and while he may be spending his time "hoping and praying" before the vote, his supporters say it's highly likely he'll be confirmed anyway. [Big Law Business] * Well, except for the fact that senators are calling for the delay of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote now that his accuser has come forward to reveal the details of the judge’s alleged attack on her when they were students in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sexual Assault, Nbc News, Deaths, Courts, Law Schools, Biglaw, Law Firm Diversity, Alex Kozinski, Southern District of New York, Kavanaugh, Skadden, Shearman & Sterling, Greg Craig, Kozinski


A Collateral Consequence For Paul Manafort

When a member of the District of Columbia Bar pleads guilty to or is adjudicated guilty of a crime, the following provisions of D.C. App. R. XI, section 10 are applicable (a) Notification. If an attorney is found guilty of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, Paul Manafort


A Collateral Consequence Faces Paul Manafort

When a member of the District of Columbia Bar pleads guilty to or is adjudicated guilty of a crime, the following provisions of D.C. App. R. XI, section 10 are applicable (a) Notification. If an attorney is found guilty of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, Paul Manafort


Trump vs. Kerry.

Mr. President, you should be more worried about Paul Manafort meeting with Robert Mueller than me meeting with Iran's FM. But if you want to learn something about the nuclear agreement that made the world safer, buy my new book, Every Day Is Extra: https://t.co/DKjc33Kvvu https://t.co/cesltkt0zW— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) September 14, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Iran, John Kerry, Kerry, Trump, Robert Mueller, Ann Althouse, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Trump and foreign policy, SOS Kerry


Manafort's D.C. Guilty Plea

Bump and Update 9/15/18: I have uploaded Paul Manafort's plea agreement here. It's 1.2 MB, so give it a minute to load. Same for the Statement of Facts in support of the Plea (1.4 MB) which I've uploaded here. ****Original Post 9/14/18***** ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Giuliani Touts Flimsiest Agreement Of All Time

Paul Manafort's not making any decisions based on his joint defense agreement.
Tags: Law, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Guiliani, White-Collar Crime, Paul Manafort


Morning Docket: 09.14.18

* Paul Manafort pleading guilty. Because... witch hunt or something. [CNN] * Brett Kavanaugh could "halt or reverse our progress toward gay equality." Is this all it takes to get an op-ed in a mega circulation paper these days? Just say obvious stuff? I've really been overthinking this. [USA Today] * Betsy DeVos reversing campus rape rules to make Baylor great again. [Law.com] * Bill Brewer bounced from NRA case because it was absolutely the right thing to do. [Washington Post] * A close l...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Lgbtq, Usa Today, Baylor, Courthouse News Service, Nra, Letitia James, Morning Docket, Guns / Firearms, Immigration Law, Betsy DeVos, Paul Manafort, Brett Kavanaugh



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