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Morning Docket: 04.22.19

* Impeachment proceedings are “possibly coming”: It’s got a little less oomph than the Game of Thrones tagline that the president is a fan of commandeering, but House Democrats are working on it in the wake of the Mueller report’s findings. [NBC News] * Per Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, there’s “nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.” And besides which, “Who says it’s even illegal?” But would he have done the same when he was running for president? “I probably wouldn’t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Nbc News, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, American Bar Association, Jones Day, Morning Docket, American Bar Association / ABA


Morning Docket: 04.19.19

* Harvey Weinstein will face sex trafficking charges. [Law360] * "LSU Creates Model for Colleges Embroiled in Varsity Blues Scandal." Yeah, um, no offense but LSU didn't have to anything to worry about. [Corporate Counsel] * MoFo's horribly ill-advised sanctions motion meets the swift demise it deserved. [The Recorder] * Meanwhile, the Jones Day attorney named in its gender bias case has left. [American Lawyer] * Sears is suing Eddie Lampert and Steve Mnuchin for destroying the company. [CNB...
Tags: Law, Immigration, LSU, Bankruptcy, Harvey Weinstein, Biglaw, Cnbc, Trump, Ninth Circuit, Eddie Lampert, Jones Day, Morning Docket, MoFo, Steve Mnuchin, Varsity Blues, RSB- Sears


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: 04.17.19

* Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s nonpartisan plan to pack the Supreme Court almost seems too good to be true — and that’s likely because it might be unconstitutional. [Slate] * The Trump Organization wants Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking legal fees for his defense to be tossed out, claiming Trump’s former fixer created “fictitious ‘contract’” to ensure they’d be bound to him. (But even if it existed, they probably wouldn’t want to pay up anyway.) [Big Law Business] * In c...
Tags: Morning Docket, Antitrust, Apple, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Court Packing, Dentons, Election 2020, Fortinet, Jeffrey Wertkin, Legal Fees, Mary Wilson, Michael Cohen, Patents, Pete Buttigieg, Qualcomm


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: 04.15.19

* “I don’t care about the Mueller report. I’ve been totally exonerated.” President Trump has been “emboldened” by AG William Barr’s summation of the Mueller report, but that claim of “total exoneration” may come back to bite him when the redacted report is released. [New York Times] * Speaking of the Mueller report, George Conway has stepped up his criticism of all the “no collusion” talk, commenting on Twitter that “[i]f Mueller had used the words ‘no evidence of a conspiracy or coordination’ ...
Tags: Fashion, Supreme Court, Law, New York Times, Deaths, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Trump, Hill, Mueller, Barr, Baker & McKenzie, Morning Docket, Bar Exams, Bar Exam Pass Rates


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


Morning Docket: 04.11.19

* Game of Thrones bar prep? How does the Rule Against Perpetuities consider reanimated corpses? [Law.com] * Labor Department flags Biglaw for diversity failings. That's not the announcement most expected to hear from this administration, but we'll take it. [American Lawyer] * Julian Assange got kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy and is now in custody. It seems as though Robert Mueller might have wanted to keep his investigation open a couple more weeks. [Huffington Post] * Speaking of the M...
Tags: UK, Texas, Law, Cbs News, Diversity, Julian Assange, Amal Clooney, Huffington Post, Biglaw, Mueller, Department of Labor, Labor Department, Greg Craig, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Morning Docket


Morning Docket: 04.10.19

* Tired of remaining silent, Jones Day is now defending itself against a $200 million gender bias class-action lawsuit, saying that the firm is "proud of its success in promoting a diverse group of outstanding lawyers." [Law.com] * Meanwhile, MoFo is seeking sanctions against the attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp who filed the "mommy track" lawsuit against the firm, as well as against one of the anonymous plaintiffs, alleging that the claims made were "knowingly baseless." [American Lawyer] *...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Washington Post, Cbs News, Wisconsin, Abortion, House Intelligence Committee, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Gender Bias, Biglaw, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Treasury Department


Morning Docket: 04.09.19

* We might be seeing Trump's tax returns soon... because New York has its own income tax system and doesn't answer to him. States' rights conservatives are surely rejoicing. [New York Law Journal] * Gordon Caplan looking at 8-14 months if the judge follows the Guidelines, with prosecutors recommending the lower end. [American Lawyer] * Allison Mack's crazy sex cult charges end in a guilty plea. [Huffington Post] * Good career advice everyone can take from Kirstjen Nielsen's unceremonious firi...
Tags: New York, Law, Government, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Huffington Post, Cvs, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Aetna, Department of Labor, New York Law Journal, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law


Morning Docket: 04.08.19

* "There needs to be some kind of ongoing legislative inquiry—whether for impeachment or something else [to release grand jury material." If you're eager to get your hands on the full Mueller report, you may have to wait a bit longer thanks to this D.C. Circuit case. [Big Law Business] * Meanwhile, during part of a weekend tweetstorm, President Donald Trump said that "even though [he] [has] every right to do so," he's not yet read the Mueller report. But even if he does read it in the future, i...
Tags: Law, Cbs News, Joe Biden, Homeland Security, Grand Jury, Conspiracy Theorists, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sexual Harassment, Trump, Anita Hill, Hill, Iowa Supreme Court, Mueller, Clarence Thomas


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: 04.04.19

* Gordon Caplan showed up in court. At least he didn't hire someone else to do his appearance for him. [Hartford Courant] * Mueller people think the report might be worse than the four-page summary written by Trump's stooge might suggest. [CNN] * Wait, Jones Day may be a terrible place to work? [American Lawyer] * In-house counsel needed in the Bay Area. [Corporate Counsel] * Facebook user records just left laying around in public. Red angry face. [Law360] * The mayor from Mayer. [American ...
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Law, Australia, Bay Area, Trump, Ny Times, Mueller, Mayer, Hartford Courant, Mayer Brown, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Jones Day, Morning Docket, Gordon Caplan


Morning Docket: 04.03.19

* President Trump doesn’t seem to be as enthusiastic about special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report being released to Congress and the public anymore, which is strange since it was a “complete and total exoneration.” [POLITICO] * Meanwhile, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee seem to be divided over how quickly they want to subpoena the full Mueller report from Attorney General William Barr. Either way, a vote will take place sometime today. [Washington Post] * Law firm merger act...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Sexual Assault, Congress, Washington Post, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Wynn Resorts, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Robert Mueller, In-House Counsel, Law Firm Mergers


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: 04.01.19

* According to a recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, most Americans — 40 percent — don’t think President Trump was cleared of wrongdoing by the Mueller probe (“[W]hile this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”). It’s somewhat comforting that most Americans can read. [NBC News] * “What are you, Oprah now? I mean, what am I, on a couch and you are a psychiatrist? I think it's a really inappropriate question." Ke...
Tags: UK, Law, Nbc News, Georgia, New York Times, Slovakia, Donald Trump, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Biglaw, Cnbc, Brexit, Trump, Erin Brockovich, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Morning Docket: 03.29.19

* President Trump claims that the FBI and the DOJ will be investigating the Jussie Smollett case because it’s an “absolute embarrassment to our country.” Meanwhile, in more realistic news, Chicago wants the Empire actor to pay $130,000 to cover the costs of the officers who worked on the case. [Wall Street Journal] * According to Diane Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, “the blue slip is essentially dead.” May the century-old tradition rest in peace. [Big Law Business] *...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Time, Fbi, Chicago, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Law Schools, Wells Fargo, Trump, Reuters, Nra, Jussie Smollett


Morning Docket: 03.28.19

* Judge rules that groping is not sexual harassment because twerking exists. This is going to shock you, but the opinion wasn't written by either Kavanaugh or Thomas. [Legal Cheek] * Where will the Mueller team go now that their work is done? I just want Mueller to stare directly into a camera and say, "I'm going to Disneyworld." [National Law Journal] * More Biglaw firms joining the Varsity Blues case. [American Lawyer] * Jimmy Kimmel doesn't believe Gonzaga exists outside of a basketball te...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Vanity Fair, Biglaw, Disneyworld, Gonzaga, Thomas, Cohen, Ivanka, Mueller, Kavanaugh, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Bob Kraft, Abbe Lowell, Gonzaga University School of Law


Morning Docket: 03.27.19

* Attorney General William Barr says he plans to make a version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report available to Congress and the public within a matter of weeks, and apparently the White House won't be receiving a copy in advance of the release. [Wall Street Journal] * Speaking of the Mueller report, Rudy Giuliani says he wouldn't have any issues with releasing Trump’s written testimony that was submitted to Mueller. Jay Sekulow would beg to differ. [Washington Examiner] * The EU app...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Law, Congress, White House, Social Media, Eu, BBC News, Copyright, Basketball, Ncaa, Federal Judges, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Biglaw


Morning Docket: 03.26.19

* Trump's DOJ now asking courts to overturn the entire ACA including ban on discrimination against pre-existing conditions in bid to capture the eugenics constituency. [NY Times] * Mayer Brown alum mayoral candidate proposes higher taxes on Biglaw. [Chicago Sun-Tribune] * Artists claim Marvel ripped off their Iron Man design claiming "Stan Lee's original Iron Man was clad in spandex and 'minimal armor.'" Someone actually filed a suit based on that theory. [Law360] * Coming as a shock to no le...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, New York, Law, Los Angeles, Iron Man, Intellectual Property, Stan Lee, Doj, Duke, Biglaw, Trump, Ny Times, Jay Sekulow, Lori Lightfoot, UCF


Morning Docket: 03.25.19

* In case you somehow missed it, according to Attorney General Bill Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, there was no collusion with Russia and with regard to obstruction, "[w]hile this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." And that's just fine, because AG Barr exonerated Trump himself. [New York Times] * Speaking of AG Barr, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says he wants to call Barr in to tes...
Tags: Law, Russia, Bbc, New York Times, Cia, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Obstruction, Trump, Trademarks, Cardi B, Hill, D C Circuit, Electronic Privacy Information Center


Morning Docket: 03.22.19

* It's cliché to label this, "but their emails" right? [NY Times] * R. Kelly wants to see this sex tape. Let's presume it's for defense purposes. [TMZ] * Navigating the privacy waters between GDPR and CCPA. [Corporate Counsel] * Gordon Caplan has a court date with Aunt Becky. [American Lawyer] * While eDiscovery has been a thing for over a decade, a new study confirms that a lot of firms still don't understand it. [Legaltech News] * The SPLC removed its founder...folks around the work they ...
Tags: Morning Docket, eDiscovery, GDPR, Gordon Caplan, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Privacy, Southern Poverty Law Center


Morning Docket: 03.21.19

* What does Wachtell think of George Conway's Twitter profile? Silly rabbits, Wachtell doesn't have opinions unless they're billable. [American Lawyer] * Kirkland will remain atop the Am Law 100 rankings with its warm and fuzzy business model. [American Lawyer] * Western State lives! At least for a few more months. [The Recorder] * Judge aborts law. [Louisville Courier-Journal] * Lawyer turns blogging into a $30 million side hustle. That's pretty much how Above the Law works. [Forbes] * Aft...
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy, Atlantic, Sears, Biglaw, Kirkland, Louisville Courier Journal, Eddie Lampert, Morning Docket, Kirkland & Ellis, Wachtell, Western State, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, George Conway, Maria Butina, Western State College of Law at Argosy University


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


Morning Docket: 03.19.19

* Michael Flynn and his business partner are sparring over documents the partner wants to defend himself in his criminal case. [Politico] * "It's the corporate equivalent of the death penalty." Maybe let's not trivialize the death penalty by comparing it to a $1 million fine. [Law360] * Quinn partner eyed for Ambassador to Mexico role. Maybe he can get them to pay for the wall. [Reuters] * Some law firms are getting verein, verein rich. Ugh, that's just terrible. [American Lawyer] * When law...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Quinn, Biglaw, Reuters, Michael Flynn, Quinn Emanuel, Manatt, Brown Rudnick, Morning Docket, Vereins


Morning Docket: 03.18.19

* Sorry, bro, but one of them doesn’t like beer anymore: The Tenth Circuit denied 20 appeals of its earlier decision to dismiss misconduct complaints against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but this time, the panel was split, with one judge saying the "entire council should be disqualified." [National Law Journal] * "It’s not enough to legalize marijuana at the federal level — we should also help those who have suffered due to its prohibition." If you're a Democratic candidate running for presiden...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Marijuana, Nbc News, Diversity, New York Times, Gloria Allred, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Preet Bharara, Democratic, Election 2020, Sonia Sotomayor, Southern District of New York, Tenth Circuit


Morning Docket: 03.15.19

* "This is not a normal vote. This will be a vote about the very nature of our constitution and the separation of powers." The Senate voted to reject President Trump's declaration of the national emergency, with 12 Republicans joining with their Democratic colleagues. Now, we'll wait for the reality TV spectacular that will be the president's first veto. [Washington Post] * A poster of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task F...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Copyright, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Deaths, Department Of Justice, Title IX, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Marc Jacobs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Kurt Cobain


Morning Docket: 03.14.19

* With those big, complex planes grounded, it's time to start gearing up for some lawsuits. [Law.com] * Another lawyer involved in the college entrance cheating and bribery scandal. [The Recorder] * Speaking of lawsuits and the admissions scandal... the first class action has been filed. [Courthouse News Service] * Biglaw firm posts record revenue and profits. This story is basically interchangeable with all the other ones from the past couple weeks. Whether or not it's sustainable is another...
Tags: Law, Cbs News, Cy Vance, Susan Collins, Biglaw, Courthouse News Service, Morning Docket, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Manafort


Morning Docket: 03.13.19

* Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of the House Intelligence Committee is none too pleased with the Justice Department at the moment. Apparently two unnamed senior officials said the DOJ might refuse to share special counsel Robert Mueller's report with Congress, a claim Schiff called "absolutely insupportable." [ABC News] * Last week, Paul Manafort was sentenced to under four years in jail by Judge T.S. Ellis III (just a little less than the 19 to 24 years called for in the sentencing guideline...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Congress, Breastfeeding, Theresa May, Department Of Justice, Usa Today, House Intelligence Committee, Women's Issues, Abc News, Sexual Harassment, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Brexit, Securities And Exchange Commission


Morning Docket: 03.12.19

* Baker McKenzie jerks around partners the way most firms jerk around associates. [American Lawyer] * Amazon agrees to stop doing that thing that looks a lot like an antitrust violation. [Axios] * Should Ty Cobb be mouthing off about the Mueller probe in public? [The Hill] * Bankruptcy trial features travel agents explaining how American Airlines has ruined competition in the airline industry. In other news, there are still travel agents? [Law360] * "Squirrel Sex" is the go-to explanation fo...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Donald Trump, American Airlines, Harvard Law School, Mueller, Harvard Gazette, Baker & McKenzie, Ty Cobb, Robert Mueller, Morning Docket, Entertainment Law